A Hasidic rabbi holds a modesty ribbon tied around the waist of his daughter on her wedding day. He dances to the cheers and stomps of hundreds of ultra-Orthodox men. She wipes tears from under her face-covering, overwhelmed by emotion.
Herod the Great, who ruled ancient Judea 2,000 years ago at the time of the birth of Christ, has suffered two millennia of bad press. Now he’s finally getting his due in an exhibition at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum.
Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum, talks about "A World Apart Next Door”, an exhibition portraying the ultra-Orthodox Jewish culture. He spoke July 24 with Bloomberg's Gwen Ackerman in Jerusalem. (Source: Bloomberg)
The Israel Museum in Jerusalem plans to sell 39 impressionist and other artworks at Sotheby’s starting in November in the hope of raising more than $17 million for new modern art acquisitions, its director said.