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0 Remembering Chaim Meyers

Harold Nathan Meyers, also known as Chaim Meyers (Weiss), was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, to a religious Jewish family. While growing up, he was active in the Hashomer Haza’ir youth movement. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in a combat engineering unit in the US…

0 Knots, Rugs, and Bridges in Beersheba

The Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures that opened recently in the Ottoman-era mosque in Beersheba aspires to serve as a bridge between cultures. > by ERETZ Staff Drought struck the Negev desert in 1891. Among the Bedouins, 1891 became known as “the year of the lemons,” because they…

0 The Museum of the Good Samaritan

An excellent museum of mosaics and archaeological site that tell a fascinating story about helping others and tolerance among people can be found on the main road between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. The Museum of the Good Samaritan is the only museum of mosaics in Israel and one of…

0 Yigael Yadin Masada Museum

The Yigael Yadin Masada Museum showcases archaeological finds unearthed at Masada by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeological expedition directed by Prof. Yigael Yadin. The display combines finds from the excavations together with a theatrically designed backdrop and audio explanations that visitors hear through a headset.The finds are arranged around…

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