President Obama plans to talk in Jerusalem about how Israel needs to do a better job of taking Arab public opinion into account, an Obama adviser said.
“No Shopping!” guide Nadav Kersh admonished his charges as they entered the crowded Old City of Jerusalem. “I mean it. No shopping! It’s just too easy to get lost here.”
The Israel Museum is selling 38 rare pieces of art estimated to be worth $17 million.
A bronze statue by French sculptor Auguste Rodin was stolen from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The theft of "Naked Balzac with Folded Arms," created in 1892, reportedly occurred during the multi-year renovation of the museum that was completed last summer.
The curators did not need to look far past the museum’s front door in Jerusalem to understand what it was they had to tell. Only a few dozen miles away, in the Jordan Valley, ancient man paused 1.5 million years ago for several millennia on his trek out of Africa, finding a place for himself in the food chain among the beasts of the field before moving on. In Jerusalem itself, the great monotheistic religions took shape as intermediaries between man and the unknown.
After three years of renovation, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem reopened to the public on July 26, firmly reestablishing itself as Israel’s national museum and the most important repository of Jewish culture in the world.
Whether it's good luck or good planning, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in the Cleveland area has hit the exhibition jackpot with its current show, "Cradle of Christianity," which runs through Oct. 22. Because while the film version of "The Da Vinci Code" is generating buzz over a purported tale of Jesus, here's an exhibition with tantalizing real objects that provide an actual glimpse from the years of early Christianity.