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.
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.
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)
Christian Crusaders intent on liberating “the Holy Land,” Muslim invaders, Jewish icons and the hot bath used by King Herod all come together in the Israel Museum , which has reopened after a $100 million redo.
Google Inc. has expanded its virtual tours to more than 150 of the world’s major museums, featuring high-resolution close-ups of masterworks by Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Botticelli -- but not the Mona Lisa.