The marriage of twenty-first century technology, the Israel Museum, Google, and philanthropist George Blumenthal has enabled access to the two thousand year old Dead Sea Scrolls to anyone with an internet connection. Five of the scrolls are currently available at http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/
The Shrine of the Book, the inspiring home of the original Scrolls at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, was designed by Armand P. Bartos and Frederick J. Kiesler. Bartos was also the architect of Belfer Hall and the Mendel Gottesman Library on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus.
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