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‮בר-כוכבא. זיכרון היסטורי ומיתוס הגבורה‬‎ Bar Kokhba. Historical Memory and the Myth of Heroism

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(190 words)

Editor

Gania Dolev.

Curator

Sara Turel.

Imprint

Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016. 102 pp.*, 103 pp., illustrations: 152 col., 8 b&w, 24 × 16.7 cm. Hebrew and English.

Location

Eretz Israel Museum (20 February–18 June 2016)

Description

The myth and popular culture that has been created around the figure of Bar Kokhba, his historical existence, and his image (particularly during the period of the Yishuv) as the archetype of Jewish heroism. Five essays address: the construction of the “myth” of Bar Kokhba (Sara Turel), archaeological aspects of the Bar Kokhba War (Amos Kloner, Boaz Zissu), coinage of the Bar Kokhba War (Cecilia Meir), Bar Kokhba in the culture of Lag BaOmer amongst Israeli-Jewish children (Haim Grossman), and the controversy over the Yiddish play “Bar Kokhba” (Ohel Theater, 1945). Exhibits include a 1920’s Bezalel Hanukkah lamp adorned with Bar Kokhba coins. No itemized listing.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSBAR KOCHBACOINSGRAPHIC ARTSLAG B’OMER

minor keywords

Bezalel Art SchoolBook illustrationCalendarsChildren’s booksFlags, Youth MovementHanukkah lampsHistorical photographsPaintings, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPapercutsPlaying cardsPostersSzyk, ArthurTheaterYiddish theater

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