Besinan Tov: WEDDINGS IN THE OLD YISHUV IN JERUSALEM
In traditional societies, a wedding is the most important event in a person's life.
Descriptions of marriages, from when a boy and a girl reached marriageable age to the end of the seven days of nuptial feasting, are to be found in the memoirs of Jerusalemites who lived through the momentous hundred years that stretches from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
A period during which innumerable changes took place in how Jerusalem looked,
its rulers, languages, dress and customs.
All these changes inevitably impacted on the people of the Old Yishuv in Jerusalem and on this crucial event in their lives.
What's in a name?
Thursday March 5th 1PM
An English walking tour of the Jewish Quarter looking at the street names and discovering interesting sights and stories along the way
The walk will end with an in-depth tour of the Old Yishuv Museum including the current display "Weddings in Jerusalem". Meet at the Old Yishuv Court Museum.
for registration and information call the museum 02-6276319