Ancient instruments and texts inspire!

Don’t miss the fascinating Gone with the Wind lecture at the Bible Lands museum.

September 15, 2011 14:52
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Dr. Guy Stiebel from Hebrew University will be discussing wind instruments in the land of Israel during the classical period. The talk is free with museum admission.

While you’re at the museum, check out the related exhibition on the ancient wind instrument, the shofar. The exhibition, Sound the Shofar - a Witness to History, traces the history of the shofar from animal horn to icon. On display are shofarot from around the world, each with a story to tell and together they tell the story of the Jewish people. A viewing of the exhibition will enrich and redefine your shofar-blowing experience during the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

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To mark the release of her new album, “Poetry”, Ilana Elia will be performing at Confederation House tonight. Ilana gives voice to the matriarchs and big female biblical figures in a distinct way with her deep, intense voice and mixed influences of classical, old school, Kurdish and Israeli music. In addition to drawing inspiration and singing the texts of Devorah, Hannah, Rachel and Leah, Ilana will bring alive the words of modern Israeli women poets like Dalia Rabikovitch, Zelda and Yonah Volach.

The 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” continues until 16:00 today at the Israel Museum. This internationally acclaimed masterwork of video art is composed of thousands of film excerpts illuminating the passage of time. is a new online international portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.

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