Sunday, August 16, 2009

Italian Festival in Jerusalem

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Summer in Jerusalem means lots of free culture, music, entertainment in the streets.

Every August the Museum of Italian Jewish Art puts on a 3-day festival in their courtyard.
See my last Friday posts for more about it.
Gates opened at 6:00 pm and the crowd grew as the sun and the temperature went down.

The chocolate booth was my favorite. The flag of Italy on fine Belgian chocolate. :)
And tall bottles of chocolate liqueur. Yum!
The roving commedia dell'arte actors raised a big smile from the chocolate girls.

All manner of pasta. Four packages for fifty shekels.
Another counter was offering bowls of steaming pasta in sauce.

Near the Italian-language book stall was a table full of wooden Pinocchio figures.

The pretty young opera singer was accompanied by harpsicord and cello.
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I mostly heard the music from inside the museum (entrance having been reduced to only ten shekels, about $2.60).
Part of the museum is a functioning synagogue with furnishings from the Conegliano Veneto Synagogue, built in 1701 in the small village between Venice and Padua.
More about that in a future post.
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Greetings to Robin and all the Summer Stock meme participants. Join us, on Sunday!

19 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Italian Festival in Jerusalem. Yes, I learn something every day from these blogs.

Leif Hagen said...

Great report on a super fun looking Italia event! Please step aside, I want to get to the Belgian chocolates! Grazie mille, Dina!

Hilda said...

Food and culture! Perfect!

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Isn't that interesting... what fun. I love pasta! Perhaps I was Italian in another life because I eat it almost every single day!

Hug♥

Sarah said...

That's interesting!
Good for you Dina !!
The green, white, red reminds me the flag of my hometown!

Anonymous said...

These photos are fantastic, giving us a wonderful look at the festival!

Jew Wishes said...

The photos are fantastic, giving us a wonderful look at the festival through your eyes.

Kay said...

I'm so amazed at all you see and do in Jerusalem. I'd be attracted to anything chocolate, too. Thanks for taking us along on your visit.

gigihawaii said...

I have been following your blog daily for the past month or so. Lovely posts! Jerusalem sounds so safe to see. Hard to believe when I read about the wars in the middle east. I would love to visit that area at least once before I die.

Dina ... UK said...

Beautiful dress the Opera singer is wearing....
The Chocolate liqueur sounds very tasty...
I love pasta...:-)

Joyce said...

What a colorful and interesting post. I love these festivals especially ones that have delicious chocolate:)
Joyce

Ann said...

I'm all for Italian culture - one of my favourites.

Robin said...

Yum, I love everything chocolate! I haven't been to that museum in years, I really should pay a visit.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Food looks perfect. I love ─░talian cuisine..

JM said...

Wonderful coverage, Dina! This really sounds like fun.

kaye said...

what a fun summer festival

Pietro said...

Dina, pasta is my favourite dish! :-) From your wonderful pictures of the Italian Festival in Jerusalem (nice post!) I notice that Jerusalem is much more lively than Turin in these August days. In my post I've put images of deserted places just to underline that the atmosphere here in Turin in August is very "unreal" and "rarefied" in the whole town.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for showing us around! I love Belgian chocolate! And the Pinocchio figures are delightful! Have a great week!

Fio said...

Nice and interesting series :)
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