Israeli Art: Best Hope for Healing the Fragmented Jewish Identity

When Machane Yehuda Market closes and the metal doors are rolled down over the shops, the shuk morsha into an Israeli art gallery

I slipped off my shoes and stepped over the threshold of the Barbur Gallery. Tucked into the backstreets of a residential neighborhood, with a community garden at its side, it hardly seemed like a hotbed of political activity. This avant-garde gallery, the first of its kind in Jerusalem, hosts film screenings, plays, Israeli art showings, … Read more

PHOTO: Ancient Roman Road Known as the Cardo Maximus in the Old City of Jerusalem

Roman road known as the Cardo Maximus in the Old City of Jerusalem, lies many feet below the existing ground level

In 1969, excavations below the present day street level in the Jewish Quarter of Old City of Jerusalem revealed what appeared to be an ancient Roman road and a row of Corinthian columns. To determine its significance, researchers turned to the Madaba Map, a floor mosaic in the church of Saint George at Madaba, Jordan. … Read more