Israeli exhibition in Berlin

An exhibition of Jewish art and artefacts was opened on May 20 in Berlin by Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. “The New Hebrews, 100 years of art in Israel” has been organized by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem at Berlin’s Martin Gropius Bau exhibition hall to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties between Israel and West Germany.

Among the most notable exhibits is the Dead Sea 12-foot-long Temple Scroll that is one of the longest biblical texts found since the 1940s. It was never shown outside Israel before. The Scroll is considered to be “Mona Lisa” for the Israel museum and for Israel.

A total of 700 artworks are on show illustrating the evolution of Israeli culture from the first waves of Zionist immigration to Palestine to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

The exhibition runs until September 5.

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