As we already have known, the Eretz Israel Museum is one of Mel Lifshitz’s favourite spot when he’s visiting Israel. One of the many attractions inside the museum that always lures him to come back is the Ceramics Pavilion.
The Ceramics Pavilion shows how pottery was made, decorated, and used throughout the ages, and has a reconstructed dwelling from biblical times complete with pots. The small Ethnography and Folklore Pavilion holds a wealth of Jewish ethnic art and handicrafts -- household and religious items, jewellery, and costumes, set in scenes from daily life.
Mel Lifshitz noted that one of the special features of the Ceramics Pavillion is the wall of antique Chanukah menorahs from all over the world. This kind of exhibit can’t be found anywhere.
The Nechushtan Pavilion is another great artwork inside the Ceramic Pavilion. It is devoted to mining and metallurgy as practiced during biblical times in the Timna Valley, Arava, and Sinai. The "Man and
His Work" Center holds truly fascinating displays showing how men and women have earned their daily bread in Israel since ancient times.
Another great piece of historical remains that fascinates Mel Lifshitz are in the Mosaic Square. In it you can see the mosaic floor of a Samaritan synagogue (discovered in situ on the grounds of the museum) as well as mosaic floors brought from a Roman villa in Bet Guvrin, a synagogue from Tiberias, and a mosque from Ramla.