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To the Tombs of the Righteous. Pilgrimage in Contemporary Israel

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(138 words)

Curator

Rivka Gonen.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 1998. 142 pp., illustrations: 99 col., 16 b&w, 28.5 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

965278236X

Location

Israel Museum (14 May–30 November 1998)

Description

The history of pilgrimage in Israel and its modern-day experience. Eight essays discuss saintly veneration and pilgrimage as a universal phenomenon (Yoram Bilu), the Moroccan community’s role in reviving this phenomenon in Israel (Bilu), the Hillula of R’ Shimon bar Yohai (Yael Schwartz), the Hillula of the Baba Sali (Schwartz), the creation of new holy sites (Rivka Gonen), customs of pilgrimage (Gonen), amulets and other mementos (Gonen), and relevant work by Israeli artists (Nirith Nelson). No itemized listing.

main keywords

AMULETSERETZ ISRAELHILLULAPHOTOGRAPHSPILGRIMAGEPORTRAITS, RABBISTOMBS OF THE RIGHTEOUS

minor keywords

HamsasHanukkah lampsHistorical photographsIsraeli artKey chains

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