Jerusalem highlights September 15-21

Published date17 September 2023
AuthorHAGAY HACOHEN
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
Ram shofars, ibex shofars, goat shofars, even impractical shofars made from wildebeest and markhor – all are included in the shofar exhibition at the Biblical Museum of Natural History. Opening hours on Friday are from 9 a.m. to noon; and from Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. NIS 50 for adults, NIS 40 for children between ages three and 17. Choshen Street, Har Tuv (facing Beit Shemesh). Learn more by calling 073-213-1662

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

The Jerusalem Cinematheque screening of black-and-white film classics by Jewish-German (and later, American) director Ernst Lubitsch continues with the 1938 witty comedy Bluebeard's Eighth Wife. Gary Cooper plays a wealthy man who is used to marrying and divorcing women until he meets Claudette Colbert. As the title implies, even Bluebeard had to stop at some point. Screened at 5 p.m.

Trouble in Paradise (1932), about the encounter of a thief and a wealthy widow, will be shown at 7 p.m. It stars Kay Francis and Miriam Hopkins. NIS 41 per ticket. Call (02) 565-4333 to book. 11 Hebron Rd.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Visit "Gang," a new group exhibition at the New Gallery Artists' Studios Teddy, and see works by Hannan Abu Hussein, Idan Sitbon, Einat Arif- Galanti, among others. Curated by Elena Stelzer, the exhibition employs the ideas of German-Jewish thinker Walter Benjamin about the corridor ("Gang" in German), a moving-through space that he deemed only suitable for a corpse.

Abu Hussein has made several interesting video works, such as Ajuna (Dough), Pouring Oil, and Bukia (Bundle), and was featured in an Tohu e-magazine article by Wisam Gibran. Gibran offers some very erudite insights of her work (see: shorturl.at/ekENR).

Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is free. Teddy Stadium Gate 22. Call (02) 546-8892 to learn more.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Enjoy the Israeli Holiday of Music, an official state holiday during which the Prime Minister Award for Composers is given, by attending Omer. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Nimrod David Pfeffer, will perform works by Yosef Tal, Oded Zehavi, Talia Amar, and Leon Schidlowsky.

The 8 p.m. concert will be held at the Jerusalem Theatre (20 Marcus St.) and is free, though pre-registration is required. Film lovers should note that at 10 p.m. a special screening of the black-and-white 1920 German silent horror film masterwork The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari will be held with live music at the theater.

This event is also free with pre-registration...

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