Thursday, May 19, 2016

Grant for the Museum of the Jewish People

IN TEL AVIV: The Museum of the Jewish People receives a major renewal campaign gift from the David Berg Foundation. "The gift will support the creation of a gallery in the new core exhibition at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot entitled “Jewish Centers of Antiquity: Babylonia and the Land of Israel” (Shula Bahat, RNS).
The exhibition will tell the parallel stories of Jewish life in the Land of Israel and Babylonia in the centuries following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. It will look at how the Jews in both centers, living in the heart of the Greek and Persian empires, respectively, created cultural and intellectual traditions that changed the face of Judaism.