Israel Museum – Jerusalem

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is the national museum of Israel and houses national artifacts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and Israeli and Jewish art. The Israel Museum was built in 1965 on a hill overlooking West Jerusalem (first photo) and the national precinct (the Knesset is shown in the 6th photo). Unfortunately photography wasn’t allowed inside the museum so all the photos are of exterior exhibits.

The Billy Rose Art Garden contains modern and abstract sculptures (4th, 5th, 8th photos), and most famously, a Hebrew version of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture. The LOVE sculpture ( is famously found in many cities around the world. The Hebrew version (read right to left) has a hidden meaning. All four letters spell “ahavah,” meaning love. When the right column is read top to bottom it reads “ab” (pronounced “av”), meaning father in Hebrew. When the left column is read top to bottom it reads “he he,” another way to say “God” in Hebrew.


~ by jonathanmtsai on October 24, 2010.

One Response to “Israel Museum – Jerusalem”

  1. its cool looking at all your pictures. its so different than what we see here in California. awesome stuff!

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