Bible Lands Museum

By The Rivers Of Babylon

Passover, an ancient cuneiform tablet and the idea of exile.

04/01/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

For weeks, I’ve been going about the usual get-rid-of-leavening-and-remove-sticky-gunk-from-telephone  Passover preparations.  I tossed out dried apricots that had fossilized in my cabinet, pulled old tissues out of coat pockets and discovered (woo-hoo!) a few crumpled dollar bills, and made a lengthy grocery list ranging from boxes of matzah meal to more dried apricots to purchase for my seder dinners.

A cuneiform tablet like this one is part of Bible Lands Museum show in Jerusalem. Wikimedia Commons

1,200-Year-Old Jewish Prayer Book On Display In Jerusalem

09/18/2014 - 20:00

A Jewish prayer book believed to be the world’s oldest will be exhibited in Jerusalem for one month.

A book believed to be the world’s oldest Jewish prayer book will be displayed for a month in Jerusalem.Ardon Bar Hama, Osaf Gree
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