A Winter’s Tale in the Met focuses on the Hellenistic-Greek Empire and the Achaemenid Persian Empire.
This tour examines important connections between Chanukah and Purim, their role as our two “rabbinic holidays” in the winter, as we prepare for Pesach and the new year in the Spring.
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