A Winter’s Tale

This tour will be back next winter, and is available privately on demand

This tour is geared towards adults, and works best with a moderate background in Jewish History and Holidays. Not advised for children!

“All rivers run full to the sea; those who are apart are brought together; the lost ones are redeemed; the dead come back to life; the perfectly blue days that have begun and ended in golden dimness continue, immobile and accessible; and, when all is perceived in such a way as to obviate time, justice becomes apparent not as something that will be, but something that is.”

– A Winter’s Tale, by Mark Helprin


Painting: Song of Jerusalem, by Nachliel Selavan (link)

YouTube video about Gan Eden and Wine #TastingAndTorah with Heart of Israel Wines.

A Winter’s Tale examines the final holidays in the Jewish Year: Chanukah and Purim.

Visiting the Hellenistic-Greek Empire and the Achaemenid Persian Empire at the Met, this tour examines important connections between these two eras, their respective holiday, and their role in the end of the Jewish Year in the months before spring.

Chanukah & Greece*: Darkness vs. Light – Wisdom, Olive Oil, Beauty, Sports and Uniqueness.

Purim & Persia: Doubt and Destiny – Multiculturalism, Wine, Determinism and Free Choice.

This tour is geared towards adults, and is between 60-90 minutes long.

* For those who have joined the Chanukah Tour – there will be lots of overlap.