Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Today in Israel History: Jan. 18, 1906 — Bezalel Art School Opens

Forty women, chosen from a pool of 400 applicants, begin studying painting, drawing and tapestry at the new Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. The school aims to teach crafts to the people of Jerusalem, develop original Jewish art, and find a visual expression for national and spiritual Jewish independence. Photo description: The original…

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Eliezer Ben-Yehuda hard at work in his study. He is wearing a suit and glasses and writing in some papers.

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda Dies

December 16, 1922 From the Center for Israel Education Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, considered the ‘father of modern Hebrew,’ passes away at the age of 64 from tuberculosis in Jerusalem. 30,000 mourners would attend his funeral as he was buried on the Mount of Olives. Born into a Chabad Hasid family, Eliezer Ben Yehuda was nevertheless exposed to…

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William Davidson Permanent Exhibition Gallery rendering showing glass cases and people walking in a wide open space.

Davidson Gallery

New National Library of Israel will use the space to display collection treasures. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Construction has begun for a new home for the National Library of Israel, located across from the Knesset and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the 480,000-square-foot building should become a major attraction for…

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Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold poses with the first graduating class of the Nurses’ Training Institute on Dec. 7, 1921.. She is in the center wearing all black and the nurses sit and stand around her in white dresses and veils.

First Nurses Graduate in the Land of Israel

December 7, 1921 From the Center for Israel Education Twenty-two women graduate from the Nurses’ Training Institute at Rothschild Hospital in Jerusalem, the first to receive nursing degrees in the Land of Israel.  In 1918, Hadassah had opened the Nurses’ Training Institute, Palestine’s first professional school for women. The school was a major innovation in…

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David Ben-Gurion’s body lies in state in a flag-draped coffin at the Knesset in 1973.

Ben-Gurion Passes Away

December 1, 1973 From the Center for Israel Education David Ben-Gurion, (born David Gruen) Israel’s first Prime Minister passes away at the Tel Hashomer-Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Aviv at the age of 87. Ben-Gurion had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke a few weeks earlier. After immigrating to the Land of Israel in 1906 from…

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Michael Aram at work, creating “perfectly imperfect” organic-inspired pieces, which he calls a reflection of our humanity. This one is a giant golden feather that he is holding up and hammering with a rubber or wooden hammer.


A look behind the inspiration of designer Michael Aram — who is heading to Macy’s Somerset. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor Michael Aram’s heritage runs deep inside him. “Food, language, religious traditions, a sense of family — and also a sense of being ‘different’ — all contributed to my cultural identity,” he says. The…

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close up at nuts and fruit at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

The Journey Within – The Law of Change

Lori Gordon-Michaeli LCSW “History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.” This law reminds me of a very famous quote I use in my practice today: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein With growth … change is inevitable. Self-reflection, mindfulness, awareness are…

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Egyptian President Anwar Sadat speaks to the Knesset about peace Nov. 20, 1977.

Sadat Addresses the Knesset

November 20, 1977 From the Center for Israel Education One day after arriving from Egypt for his historic visit to Jerusalem, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat addresses a specially arranged sitting of the Knesset. The Egyptian President spent his morning reciting prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and visiting the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem.…

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Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin welcomes Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to Israel on Nov. 19, 1977.

Sadat Visits Jerusalem

November 19, 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s plane landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport at the start of his historic 36-hour visit to Israel. He was greeted by Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Israeli President Ephraim Katzir, with a 21-gun salute fired in his honor. After the ceremony at the airport, Sadat was driven to…

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