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Virtual Tour - What was Herzl's Favorite Emoji?
Virtual Tour - What was Herzl's Favorite Emoji?

Sun, Oct 15


Virtual tour

Virtual Tour - What was Herzl's Favorite Emoji?

What’s the connection between the Maccabees and the State of Israel? Where did their symbols come from? And how did the Bezalel Academy use archaeology to design Zionist-Jewish art and identity?

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Oct 15, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Virtual tour

About the Event

What is the most ancient Jewish symbol?  If your answer was the Star of David ✡️ - try again!  It’s actually the seven-branched Menorah 🕎, which originally represented something entirely different than it does today.       

Join this tour to learn the story of this, and other important symbols as they evolved or fell out of use, from the times of the Second Temple until today.  

"What Was Herzl’s Favorite Emoji?" opens a window into different aspects of modern Israeli and Jewish society, and raises important dilemmas and challenges. This journey begins with the Maccabees, through King Herod, the Great Revolt, the Bar Kokhva Revolt and the Bysantine period, and ends with Modern Zionist Art from the Bezalel Art School.

  • To join the physical museum tour, follow the yearly calendar at this link. It usually runs around August.
  • To view the free virtual tour from Sunday, September 3, click here
  • To join my WhatsApp notifications group click here

This is a virtual tour delivered via Zoom. 

To watch it you must have a zoom account, and please make sure you know how to use Zoom's basic features: turn on/off camera and microphone, use the chat, and rename your account so it is not generic e.g. "iPhone5".   

This tour is approximately one hour long,  in ENGLISH with Q&A session in the end.  

After the tour, you will receive a follow-up email with resources. You may also access the recording for a limited amount of time with a private link for you only.  You may register for the tour and ask for the recording only, and you may sign up for past virtual tours and watch them (for limited time). 

To find out about what virtual tours are available, please contact me directly.


  • Virtual Tour Adventure

    This is a ticket to a virtual tour, and the zoom link was sent to you when you registered and as a reminder. This ticket is ONLY for one household / screen / family. It is not for presentation on multiple screens outside of a household, nor for schools and communities.

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