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Past Events

The Orion Center and the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum jointly sponsor a series of public lectures in Hebrew on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Scroll Forum - For further details please check our web site.

  • January the 13th, 2004
    A special program to mark the end of the Ninth International Symposium of the Orion Center will be held on Tuesday, January the 13th, 2004 at 20:00 at the Israel Museum, Moadon Hashocharim
    to see the program in Hebrew, please click here

    Qumran and Early Christianity: Scholars' Panel

    Greeting: Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Curator, Shrine of the Book
    Moderator: Dr. David Satran, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Dr. Oded Irshai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Prof. Israel Knohl, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Dr. Daniel Stoekl Ben-Ezra, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Jointly Sponsored by the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    and the Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum

    Lectures in Hebrew
    Museum Entrance Fee

    JUNE 2003
  • June 10 , 2003
    "Envisioning the Temple: Scrolls, Stones, and Symbols"
    Sponsored by the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew University, in cooperation with the Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum
    Speakers: Prof. Hanan Eshel, Bar-Ilan University: "The Temple Scroll: 25 Years After"
    Dr. Aharon Shemesh, Bar-Ilan University: "Jerusalem of the Temple Scroll"
    19:30, Israel Museum.

    MARCH 2003
  • March 13, 2003

    Orion Tour to the Shrine of the Book:

    On Thursday, 9 Adar, 13 March, 2003, the Orion Center arranged a tour of the Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book for University President, Prof. Menachem Magidor; Rector, Prof. Haim Rabinowitch; Pro-Rector, Prof. Mara Beller; and Vice President and Director General, Mr. Moshe Vigdor. The tour was led by Dr. Esther Chazon, Orion Center Director, and Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Curator, the Shrine of the Book. Dr. Sylvia Rosenberg, Chief Curator of the Israel Museum's Archaeology Department, also took part.

    The program began with an explanation of the Shrine's regular exhibits. The visitors were also admitted to the "safe room" where the scrolls belonging to the Hebrew University are kept. Ms. Penina Shor, Director of the Artifacts Treatment and Conservation Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority, conducted the group through the Scrolls Preservation Laboratory, where they learned how the scrolls are restored and preserved. The event concluded with a luncheon in the Museum's Atrium Restaurant, where participants were joined by Prof. Michael Stone, Head of the Orion Center's Academic Committee, and Mr. James Snyder, the Israel Museum's Director.

    Picture 1 : Mr. Vigdor, Prof. Beller, Dr. Chazon, Prof. Magidor, Prof. Rabinowitch, and Dr. Roitman outside the Shrine of the Book.
    Picture 2 : Ms. Shor, Dr. Chazon, Dr. Roitman, Prof. Rabinowitch, Prof. Magidor, Mr. Vigdor, and Prof. Beller examining a scroll.
    Picture 3 : Prof. Stone with Prof. Rabinowitch, Mr. Snyder, and Prof. Magidor, at the Atrium.

    Contact Information
    The Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls,
    Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies,
    Rabin World Center of Jewish Studies, Room 3102,
    The Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus 91905, ISRAEL.