Calendar

May 2016

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Visitation of the Virgin Mary (C)

In the Catholic tradition, the entire month of May is devoted to the Virgin Mary and the faithful congregate for daily prayers to her. The Visitation recalls the meeting of the two future Mothers: the Virgin Mary and Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. The feast and the afternoon procession mark the end of this month of prayer.

 

Highlights of the feast
Jerusalem, Ein Kerem and the Old City - The Catholic Church of the Visitation is located in Ein Kerem, on a hill slope above the Ein Kerem spring. In the morning, a Mass is celebrated in the church of the Visitation. In the afternoon, a procession honoring the Virgin Mary marches through the Christian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Related sites worth visiting:
Ein Kerem - tour of the picturesque village and Mary’s spring.

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.

2
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.

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.

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.

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.

6
Finding of the Holy Cross (C)

This day commemorates the finding of the True Cross in Jerusalem by St. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, in the 4th century CE.

 

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the Chapel of the Finding of the Cross:
On the eve of the feast (6.5) Vespers are sung.  On the day of the feast (7.5), Mass is celebrated, followed by a solemn procession through the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, led by the Custos holding a relic of the Holy Cross.

 

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.

7
Finding of the Holy Cross (C)

This day commemorates the finding of the True Cross in Jerusalem by St. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, in the 4th century CE.

 

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the Chapel of the Finding of the Cross:
On the eve of the feast (6.5) Vespers are sung.  On the day of the feast (7.5), Mass is celebrated, followed by a solemn procession through the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, led by the Custos holding a relic of the Holy Cross.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

12
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.

13
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.

14
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.

15
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.

Pentecost (Shavuot)

In the Old Testament Pentecost was the feast which occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God’s gift of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai.

In the new covenant of the Messiah, the Passover event takes on its new meaning as the celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection, the “exodus” of men from this sinful world to the Kingdom of God. And in the New Testament as well, the Pentecostal feast is fulfilled and made new by the coming of the “new law,” the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples of Christ.

On Pentecost we have the final fulfillment of the mission of Jesus Christ and the first beginning of the messianic age of the Kingdom of God mystically present in this world in the Church of the Messiah. For this reason the fiftieth day stands as the beginning of the era which is beyond the limitations of this world, fifty being that number which stands for eternal and heavenly fulfillment in Jewish and Christian mystical piety: seven times seven, plus one.

All over Israel, it is considered the “holiday of Harvest”. Its name comes from the old custom of bringing a part of your harvest as gift to God. One of the customs still remaining until this day is the study of the Torah all night long during this holiday. Across the country you will find groups of men studying and discussing Torah throughout the night.

It is also accepted to eat dairy products and honey, to celebrate the land of Israel and its produce.
One will find that Pentecost is also the best time to visit Israel- when spring gradually turns into summer, all outdoor activities and festivals take place across the country and you will find how beautiful Israel is all dressed up for the holiday.

16
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.

Pentecost (Shavuot)

In the Old Testament Pentecost was the feast which occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God’s gift of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai.

In the new covenant of the Messiah, the Passover event takes on its new meaning as the celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection, the “exodus” of men from this sinful world to the Kingdom of God. And in the New Testament as well, the Pentecostal feast is fulfilled and made new by the coming of the “new law,” the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples of Christ.

On Pentecost we have the final fulfillment of the mission of Jesus Christ and the first beginning of the messianic age of the Kingdom of God mystically present in this world in the Church of the Messiah. For this reason the fiftieth day stands as the beginning of the era which is beyond the limitations of this world, fifty being that number which stands for eternal and heavenly fulfillment in Jewish and Christian mystical piety: seven times seven, plus one.

All over Israel, it is considered the “holiday of Harvest”. Its name comes from the old custom of bringing a part of your harvest as gift to God. One of the customs still remaining until this day is the study of the Torah all night long during this holiday. Across the country you will find groups of men studying and discussing Torah throughout the night.

It is also accepted to eat dairy products and honey, to celebrate the land of Israel and its produce.
One will find that Pentecost is also the best time to visit Israel- when spring gradually turns into summer, all outdoor activities and festivals take place across the country and you will find how beautiful Israel is all dressed up for the holiday.

17
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.

Pentecost (Shavuot)

In the Old Testament Pentecost was the feast which occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God’s gift of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai.

In the new covenant of the Messiah, the Passover event takes on its new meaning as the celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection, the “exodus” of men from this sinful world to the Kingdom of God. And in the New Testament as well, the Pentecostal feast is fulfilled and made new by the coming of the “new law,” the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples of Christ.

On Pentecost we have the final fulfillment of the mission of Jesus Christ and the first beginning of the messianic age of the Kingdom of God mystically present in this world in the Church of the Messiah. For this reason the fiftieth day stands as the beginning of the era which is beyond the limitations of this world, fifty being that number which stands for eternal and heavenly fulfillment in Jewish and Christian mystical piety: seven times seven, plus one.

All over Israel, it is considered the “holiday of Harvest”. Its name comes from the old custom of bringing a part of your harvest as gift to God. One of the customs still remaining until this day is the study of the Torah all night long during this holiday. Across the country you will find groups of men studying and discussing Torah throughout the night.

It is also accepted to eat dairy products and honey, to celebrate the land of Israel and its produce.
One will find that Pentecost is also the best time to visit Israel- when spring gradually turns into summer, all outdoor activities and festivals take place across the country and you will find how beautiful Israel is all dressed up for the holiday.

18
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.

19
Shavuot

 

 

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.

20
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.

21
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.

22
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.

23
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.

24
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

25
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

26
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

Corpus Christi

The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist, which was observed on Maundy Thursday in the somber atmosphere of the nearness of Good Friday.
The feast is liturgically celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or, "where the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is not a holy day of obligation, it is assigned to the Sunday after the Most Holy Trinity as its proper day".

The feast of Corpus Christi is one of five occasions in the year on which a diocesan bishop is not to be away from his diocese unless for a grave and urgent reason.

By tradition, Catholics take part in a procession through the streets of a neighborhood near their parish following mass and pray and sing. The Eucharist, known as the Blessed Sacrament, is placed in a monstrance and is held aloft by a member of the clergy during the procession. After the procession, parishioners return to the church where benediction usually takes place.

27
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

28
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

29
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

30
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

31
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