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June 2016

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

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Taste of Shavuot (For all)

The central event of the Christian Friends of Israel’s 25th Anniversary Conference. Twelve hundred participants will march towards the Dung Gate and Huldah Steps recreating the spirit of the Biblical parade of pilgrims, bearing the offerings of the First Gifts to the Temple.


 

Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

3
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

4
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

5
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

6
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

7
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

8
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

9
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

10
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

11
Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Israel Festival 2016

One of the most well-known and longest-running Jerusalem festivals, the Israel Festival is an annual three-week spring event that meshes professional performances by Israeli and international artists with Jerusalem’s distinctive venues.

Every year has a special theme. This 53rd year of the festival is putting a spotlight on Jerusalem’s born and bred talent with many of the performers being personally connected to the host city.
One of the special things about the Israel Festival is the way it takes advantage of Jerusalem’s unique venues where the Jerusalem stone and surrounding spaces exude amazing ambiance.
The venues this year include: Sultan’s Pool, the First Station, the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theater, the International Convention Center, Machon Hartman, Gerard Behar Center, the YMCA and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

There are dozens of performance to choose from, taking place all over the city. The majority of performances take place on the weekends – from Thursday until Sunday – in order to allow out-of-towners to enjoy an entire weekend in Jerusalem, taking in multiple performances.

Special recommendation:
An extraordinary musical event that is free and open to the public will be performed in the YMCA’s bell tower, 45 meters above ground. Professor Gaby Shefler will play arrangements of beloved songs on 35 bronze bells ranging in weight from eight kilograms to two tons.

Where: The Jerusalem International YMCA, 26 King David Street, Jerusalem.
When: June 8 at 8:00 pm

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (P)

With the cooperation of the Evangelical communities, a central prayer will be held close to Jerusalem Day.
 

Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Feast of St. John the Baptist (C)

The birth of St. John the Baptist in Ein Kerem: In the New Testament, St. John is the son of the priest Zacharias and the barren Elizabeth, who conceived after a divine promise that she and her husband would have a son (Luke 1:57-80).

 

Highlights of the feast
The Church of St. John the Baptist, Ein Kerem-St. John the Baptist’s birth is celebrated in the crypt inside the church, built on the site of the house of Zacharias in Ein Kerem. A Mass is held in the church to celebrate the day.


Related sites worth visiting:

  • The Sanctuary of the Visitation in Ein Kerem.
  • Monastery of St. John in the Desert, in the village of Even-Sapir.

 

Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Nativity of St John the Baptist- June 24th

John the Baptist was a contemporary of Christ who was known for evangelization and his baptizing of Jesus Christ.
John the Baptist was born through the intercession of God to Zachariah and Elizabeth, who was otherwise too old to bear children. According to scriptures, the Angel Gabriel visited Zechariah to tell them they would have a son and that they should name him John. Zachariah was skeptical and for this he was rendered mute until the time his son was born and named John, in fulfillment of God's will.
When Elizabeth was pregnant with John, she was visited by Mary, and John leapt in her womb.

John began public ministry around 30 AD, and was known for attracting large crowds across the province of Judaea and around the Jordan River. When Jesus came to him to be baptized, John recognized him and said, "It is I who need baptism from you."

Jesus told John to baptize Him anyway, which he did, whereupon the heavens opened, and the Spirit of God was seen like a dove. The voice of God spoke, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

John instructed his followers to turn to Christ, calling Him the "Lamb of God" and these people were among the first Christians.
Following his baptism of Christ, John's popularity grew so much that he alarmed King Herod. Herod ordered him arrested and imprisoned.

John spoke with Herod on several occasions and condemned his marriage to his half-brother's wife.
This condemnation would be his downfall as King Herod promised to grant a wish to his daughter. In revenge for John the Baptist's condemnation of her mother's scandalous marriage to Herod, she asked for John's head. King Herod reluctantly obliged. John the Baptist died sometime between 33 and 36 AD.
John the Baptist's feast day is June 24, and the anniversary of his death is August 2.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.

Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul- June 29

On July 12, the feast is celebrated in Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee.
On July 13, the feast of the Twelve Apostles is celebrated in the Church of the Apostles in Tiberias.
Related sites worth visiting:
Capernaum, “the town of Jesus” – ancient fishing village, the ancient Synagogue and the House of St. Peter.
Bethsaida, the birthplace of Saints Peter, Andrew and Philip - the ancient fishing village near the place where the Jordan river enters the Sea of Galilee.
“Jesus Boat” Museum in Kibbutz Ginossar.

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Pharoah in Canaan exhibition

A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum in March 2016 will provide audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016,
Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections.

April- October 2016: 'BEHIND THE MASK'- A NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM

“Behind the Mask” is the new exhibit that opens this week at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and is made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals.

Opened in time for Purim, “Behind the Mask” features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel. Purim is the Jewish holiday in which it is a tradition to wear costumes. There are several different explanations to why Jews dress up in Purim. The most popular one is an allusion to the nature of the Purim miracle, where the details of the story are really miracles hidden within natural events.

Masks have been in use since the dawn of human history. The roles masks play span many cultures, styles and functions….
The exhibit featuring a fascinating display of various masks will be on display until September, 2016. Special guided tours, family oriented activities and programming will be offered to complement this project.