New Exhibit at the Israel Museum

According to artdaily.org, the Israel Museum has created a new exhibt called Blue and White Pages: Documenting the History of Israel, which “offers a thematic presentation which commemorates the milestone events of Israel’s statehood through historically key documents, highlighting founding institutions, legal principles and central personalities – displayed alongside ancient artifacts and texts from the Israel Museum’s holdings which resonate meaningfully with their counterparts from modern times.”

The exhibit emphasizes the fact that Israel’s history did not begin 60 years ago with the establishment of the State of Israel, or even 100 years ago with the rise of Zionism as a nationalist movement.  The social, cultural and political identity of Israel has its roots in the ancient people of the Bible and late antiquity.  The Jews, the Land of Israel and Judaism have always been tied together, and this remains true even in modern Israel.

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