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Chanukah Family Tour in the Bible Lands Museum (English)
Chanukah Family Tour in the Bible Lands Museum (English)

Thu, Dec 22

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Jerusalem

Chanukah Family Tour in the Bible Lands Museum (English)

How have Athens and Jerusalem shaped the Western world? Join an exciting tour that gives the story of Chanukah a new spin! Join a spectacular family tour in the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem

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Time & Location

Dec 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Jerusalem, Shmuel Stephan Weiz St 21, Jerusalem, 9104601, Israel

About the Event

Disclaimer: This tour is independent of the museum, and admission should be purchased separately.

However:  The Bible Lands Museum grants a discount in your admission when you join my tour, when there are 10 or more participants. Wait for me to contact you before the tour to see if we're eligible for that discount.

About the tour:

This family tour is for kids ages 6-12 and adults. It is adapted for children, and the paragraph below will give you a broader perspective on the subjects we will touch upon. The information will be age-appropriate.

This tour is in ENGLISH, and is approximately 1:15 hrs long. We meet in the lobby of the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem

Chanukah is the first time Jewish survival was threatened by a culture, not a nation or an army. The Hasmonean revolt against the Seleucid Syrian Greeks had its roots in a bitter history of Jew against Jew.

Hellenistic vs. traditional Judaism were the story of the day, and we can definitely relate to this dilemma today in the Western world.  What can be learned from the cultural clash between Athens and Jerusalem? Surprisingly, it is what the two have in common that makes one a threat to the other.

This tour explores the common roots of Athens and Jerusalem, and discovers profound similarities and differences between the two cultures. Both use Olive Oil as a symbol of wisdom; both value wisdom and philosophy; both compete for excellence - of different kinds. And therein lies the subtle, but profound difference.

Tickets

  • Chanukah Family Tour

    This ticket is for the Chanukah Family Tour in the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem. This ticket is ONLY for the tour, and NOT the required museum admission. Please make sure to pay admission to the museum upon arrival. Thank you! :-)

    From ₪40.00 to ₪50.00
    • ₪40.00
      +₪1.00 service fee
    • ₪40.00
      +₪1.00 service fee
    • ₪50.00
      +₪1.25 service fee

Total

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