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Shavuot Part 2 - Freedom and Fire: Fight for the Land
Shavuot Part 2 - Freedom and Fire: Fight for the Land

Mon, Jun 13

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Jerusalem

Shavuot Part 2 - Freedom and Fire: Fight for the Land

Meet the Omer (Sefirat ha-Omer) and Lag ba-Omer’s most important characters: Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Shimon b. Yohai and Shimon b. Kokhba (ben Kosiba). We will explore how these dramatic personae impacted two millennia of Jewish attitudes towards the exile.

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Time & Location

Jun 13, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

About the Event

Missed the tour before Shavuot! It's okay - the tour is still happening.

Part Two

So many holidays. We know the famous joke “they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” - which is quite inaccurate, of course. There are just so many holidays that you can’t see the forest for the feasts.

Shavuot is when we received the Torah at Mount Sinai. Its other name “Bikkurim” or “First Fruits”, indicates an agricultural festival. In this two-part tour we will addresses different aspects of the Jewish year cycle, specifically this time between Pesach to Shavuot.

The first tour explores the holiday-and-festivity-rich time of year - which sees many expressions of redemption and independence - from the Exodus to the battles of Modern Israel: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Yom Yerushalayim, and finally - Bikkurim day.

The second part deals with the counting of the Omer (Sefirat ha-Omer) and Lag ba-Omer’s most important characters: Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Shimon b. Yohai and Shimon b. Kokhba (ben Kosiba). We will explore how these dramatic personae impacted two millennia of Jewish attitudes towards the exile, and how they reshaped the image of Jewish glory and Zionism.

For details about the Israel Museum opening hours and admission tickets, please visit the museum website

Tickets

  • Adult Ticket

    This ticket is for the tour only. This tour is private and is not affiliated with the museum. Museum admission can be purchased online or at the front desk. More information about tickets: https://www.blmj.org/en/visit/ Note on senior and admission tickets: The price for non-seniors is lower because of the higher admission.

    ₪55.00
    +₪1.38 service fee
  • Senior Citizen

    This ticket is for the tour only. This tour is private and is not affiliated with the museum. Museum admission can be purchased online or at the front desk. More information about tickets: https://www.blmj.org/en/visit/ Note on senior and admission tickets: The price for non-seniors is lower because of the higher admission.

    ₪65.00
    +₪1.63 service fee
  • Teenager or Student

    This is an adult tour, but appropriate for teenagers ages 12 and up. This ticket is for the tour only. This tour is private and is not affiliated with the museum. Museum admission can be purchased online or at the front desk. More information about tickets: https://www.blmj.org/en/visit/ Note on senior and admission tickets: The price for non-seniors is lower because of the higher admission.

    ₪45.00
    +₪1.13 service fee

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