Israeli National Museum Part 2: International model synagogue donations, including from India, with the beautiful art of my favorite holiday, Passover. Passover is a major Jewish holiday celebrating the Biblical story of the Israelite’s escape from slavery in Egypt. It occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of Aviv, or spring.
Behold the parting of the Red Sea, telling of the escape of the Israelites, led by Moses, from the pursuing Egyptians. Moses holds out his staff, and God parts the waters of the Red Sea. The Israelites walk on dry ground and cross the sea, followed by the Egyptian army. Once the Israelites have safely crossed, Moses drops his staff, closing the sea and drowning the pursuing Egyptians.
And the presentation of the Ten Commandments! A set of biblical principles related to ethics and worship that play a fundamental role in Judaism and Christianity. According to the Book of Exodus in the Torah, The Ten Commandments were revealed to Moses at Mount Sinai and inscribed by the finger of God on two tablets of stone.
“Not a Real Enemy: The True Story of a Hungarian Jewish Man’s Fight for Freedom” is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online, and I am grateful!
10% of the author’s proceeds to be donated to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.