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.
Jewish Quarter during the 19th and Early 20th Centuries.What was the Old city like in the second half of the 19th century and under the British Mandate?
A walk through the Jewish Quarter including: colorful descriptions by S.Y. Agnon and Mark Twain and visits to the Sephardi Synagogues and the Old Yishuv Court Museum.
Appropriate for children ages 8+. Meet at the Old Yishuv Court Museum.
Thursday April 10 1:00 PM
for registration and information call the museum 02-6276319