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Shai Agnon House

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Agnon’s home in the Talpiot neighborhood has become an established Jerusalem institution where people come to see Agnon’s humble living quarters, his extensive library, and, of course, his Nobel Prize.
Although he’s best known as Israel’s only author to ever win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Shmuel Yosef (Shai) Agnon was also the quintessential Jerusalemite.

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, the acclaimed author said (in Hebrew), "As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land, I was born in one of the cities of the Exile. But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem." Thus it is fitting that Agnon’s home in the Talpiot neighborhood has become an established Jerusalem institution where people come to see Agnon’s humble living quarters, his extensive library, and, of course, his Nobel Prize.

The reading room of the Agnon House museum hosts lectures and workshops and organizes walking tours and other events throughout the year.

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4.3
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  • Paul Cohen
    Paul Cohen
    May 27, 2023

    Interesting history of the Nobel Prize winning author.

  • Lemuel Jaliens
    Lemuel Jaliens
    August 17, 2022

    Worth visiting! To walk around, in the house, see the hundreds of books, the simple salon. Almost tasting daily life of one of the best Israeli writers, Nobel laureate!!

  • Lisa Maurer
    Lisa Maurer
    December 3, 2019

    Excellent location for everybody, who is interested in literature or Nobel price winners, a modest person with an amazing life.

  • Noah Rose
    Noah Rose
    January 6, 2020

    Ok. I've never actually been to the actual museum. But, I have been ON the museum quite a few times. You see, as a pro adventurer and local of Jerusalem, I have found the most unusual and strange spots. And this is one of...

  • Theresa Veach
    Theresa Veach
    May 9, 2023

    Wonderful atmosphere and huge portions of fabulous food!

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