Friday, November 25, 2011

Mercaz Shalem

While strolling in Jerusalem's Greek Colony I found a very reflective door for Weekend Reflections.

It is the front door of the Shalem Center think tank.

The back of the historic building bears its Hebrew name, Beit Nativ.
I learn here that next year it will house the new Shalem College.
In March 2009, Shalem submitted an application to Israel's Council for Higher Education to open Israel's first liberal arts college. Shalem College will offer the first Israeli B.A. modeled on the American liberal arts degree.
Top Israeli and overseas applicants will pursue a unique core curriculum in which the classics of Western thought are studied alongside the Bible and other Jewish sources. The College is currently scheduled to open with majors in Philosophy, Political Theory and Religion (PPR) and in Middle East and Islamic Studies.
Additional majors will be added as resources become available.
This post will be for Monday Doorways.


Dianne said...

A wonderful door for reflections Dina and I love the iron-work tracery in the top arch section of the doorway.

Reader Wil said...

That must be a very important building! It's also very beautiful, Dina! Shabbat shalom!

Sara said...

I visited the link...there will certainly be some fascinating conversations and classes going on there in a year's time! Way beyond my ken, but I think it would be very interesting to sit in on a class or two if it were ever to be allowed.

Birdman said...

Doorways intrigue me. Where they lead? Whose lives they reveal?

Theanne and Baron said...

A handsome building with an exciting future!

Kim, USA said...

Wow that is a very interesting courses, like it! Happy weekend!

The Lily

VP said...

Unusual architecture and interesting program...

Kay said...

Lovely door, Dina. ;-)

Francisca said...

A very handsome building with a grand door to a place for deep thinking.

Louis la Vache said...

When «Louis» saw this as your Weekend Reflections post, he was in hopes you would link it to Monday Doorways.

TheChieftess said...

Lovely doorway to deep thinking!!!