Thank you so much for an incredible tour of Ancient Greece at the Met! The tour aligned perfectly with our 9th grade unit on Greek Mythology and Greek Tragedy, and deepened our students’ learning on the subject. Mr. Selavan was extremely knowledgable, interactive, and molded the tour based specifically on the needs of the students. We will definitely be organizing another tour next year!
Rachel R. Harari
Department Chair, English Language Arts
Magen David Yeshivah – Joe & Celia Esses High School
Come engage in Chanukah and the 10th of Tevet in the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
Meet the challenges of Hellenism during the Second Temple Period in Judah.
Gain a better understanding of Greek Art, Mythology, Warfare, Poetry, Philosophy and also History, from a Jewish perspective.
From Alexander the Great to the Miracle of Chanukah and beyond, Hellenism has left its everlasting mark on Jewish (and Western) culture and identity.
Length: 1.5-2 hours
Text/call at 929-233-0950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We tend to focus on the Miracle of the Oil, that lasted for eight days. But what really was the miracle of the Battles?
An additional presentation is available for schools and communities. Exploring the battles of the Maccabees with an in-depth understanding of the terrain, and recent archaeological discoveries which shed a new light on the story.
Below: Slideshow of pictures from the three publics tours on Sunday-Tuesday December 17-19, and a collage from Battles of Judah Maccabee in 7th grade girls at Barkai Yeshivah, Brooklyn (due to student privacy, photos of the activity were only posted on the school’s private social media)