Prof. Rabbi Dalia Marx will talk to curator Ariel Tishbi about the figure of King Solomon that appears in the haftarah of Parashat Terumah, and about the building of the Mishkan [Tabernacle].
From the descriptions of the building of the Tabernacle and the Temple, it is a short step to the depictions of King Solomon and his enterprises in texts, works of art, and maps.
The Israel Museum is hosting Beit Avi Chai for a series of meetings that include a slightly different talk on the weekly Torah portion. Each week, Professor Avigdor Shinan or Professor Rabbi Dalia Marx will speak with the museum's curators about the prominent figures and the issues that arise from the weekly Torah portion or the Haftarah. The meetings are filmed in the natural environment of the works and the exhibits in the museum halls.
In this way, Jewish texts and their interpretations are examined against the world of images and museum exhibits, and the combinations create a new and completely unconventional point of view.
Photo: Map of Avraham Bar Yaakov 1712, courtesy of the Israel Museum.
Photography and editing: Keren Rosenberg