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Rhythm of Life Sculptures in the Arava – Chai Geoglyph Sculpture by Andrew Rogers

The sculptures in the Arava are the first geoglyphs created by Australian sculptor Andrew Rogers. They are the first sculptures in the Rhythm of Life Geoglyph Sculptures created by Rogers.

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Dona Gracia House in Tiberias – Dona Gracia Museum in Israel

The Dona Gracia Museum in Tiberias portrays the life history of a remarkable woman. Gracia Mendes Nasi, known as Dona Gracia, was born to a Jewish family in Lisbon. Her family fled from Spain to Portugal during the Spanish Inquisition in 1492, but was forcibly converted along with all the other Jews in Portugal in 1497.

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Knesset Menorah – Seven branched candelabra by the Israel Knesset

The Knesset Menorah is located opposite the Knesset building in the Rose Garden. The menorah was designed by Benno Elkan; it is a seven branched candelabra like the menorah from the ancient temple. The six branches on the outside depict the struggles of the Jewish people in the Diaspora, while the center branch depicts the history of the Jews since the establishment of the state of Israel.

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Scroll of Fire Sculpture in the Judean Hills – Sculpture in Martyrs Forest in Israel

The Scroll of Fire sculpture, Gviley Ha’aish in Hebrew, is a large memorial to the Holocaust, located in the Martyrs Forest in the Judean Hills. The bronze sculpture portrays the trauma of the Holocaust and the rebirth of the Jewish nation. The sculpture, by Nathan Rapoport, was dedicated in 1971, after three and a half years of work.

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Israel Museum – Dead Sea scrolls, art, and archaeology in the Israel Museum

The Israel Museum, located in Jerusalem, was founded in 1965 as the national museum. The museum has collections of art, archaeology, and Judaica. The museum has a youth wing, a display of Jerusalem during the second temple period, and a display of the Dead Sea scrolls.

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Shimon Rokach House in Neve Tzedek – Leah Majaro-Mintz sculptures in Rokach House

Rokach House is one of the first homes built outside the old city of Jaffa. In this house, built in 1887, you can see the old home which was famous for its domed roof. The house is preserved as it was at that time. There is also a display of old photographs showing the early days of settlement in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood.

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Israeli artist Nachum Gutman – Nahum Gutman Museum in Tel Aviv

The Gutman Museum showcases the works of the artist Nachum Gutman, who worked in a variety of media, often focusing on the oriental charms of the Arab and Arab way of life. The exhibits in the museum include the works of many other artists who portray the Arab, as well as the temporary photographic exhibit of Chalil Raad’s work. The museum, located in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood of Tel Aviv, is well worth a visit.

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L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art – watch collection, art, and history in museum of Islamic Art

The L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art was founded by philanthropist Vera Bryce Salomons. It was founded in memory of her friend and teacher, Professor Leo Aryeh Mayer, rector of the Hebrew University and a scholar of Islamic art. The museum opened to the public in 1974.

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Old City of Jaffa – Jaffa walking tour – Jaffa galleries

Jaffa, known as Yafo in Hebrew, is an ancient city with a natural harbor which was used as early as the bronze age. The city was ruled by many ancient peoples, including the Egyptians, Caananites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Romans. In the middle ages, it was ruled by the Arabs and the Crusaders.

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The Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art – Jewish ceremonial art in Jerusalem

The Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art has a collection of antique Jewish artifacts from Jewish communities around the world. These include Chanuka menorahs, miniature models of synagogues made of matchsticks, a display on Jewish holiday customs from various countries, and a display of Jewish ceremonial art for birth and wedding ceremonies.

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