Monday, November 22, 2004

Brooklyn's frum archeology museum

A museum of biblical archeology located in Brooklyn?

Above a shteeble?

Created and run by its rabbi?

The November/December 2004 issue of Biblical Archeology Review has the story (not online, unfortunately) of the Living Torah Museum, curated by Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch.

Rabbi Deutsch collects artifacts primarily from biblical and Talmudic times. His aim, as the name indicates: to help bring the Torah to life. How did everyday objects really look 1500-4000 years ago? What does the Torah mean when it discusses them?

Next time I'm in Brooklyn I'll have to schedule a visit.

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