The love of traveling and discovering new places leads Melly Lifshitz to stumble upon better discoveries in life. One of these discoveries is his fondness of museums. Aside from checking the finest golf courses every time he goes abroad, he now visits cultural museums and heritage centers every time he travels to a new destination. Missing a museum trip during travel means missing a great deal of knowledge tripping about the place’s history, culture, and people.
For Mel Lifshitz, a museum is like a miniature of the past that reflects the soul and uniqueness of a country’s culture and tradition. Below are the two museums that this blog will feature in the next days to come.
- The Tower of David Museum - A place rich in history. For centuries it guarded the Western entrance to Jerusalem. It was built at this specific location because it was considered the weak link in the city's defense.
- Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum - The museum's artifacts represent many different periods in ancient Israel such as the Hellenistic period and the immersion of Christianity. The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Egyptian empires are also depicted within the museum's vast collection. The museum also displays the traditions of other peoples mentioned in the Bible such as the Philistines, Arameans, Hittites, Elamites, Phoenicians, and the Persians.
The Tower of David Museum and Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum are both located in Israel where Mel Lifshitz and family often visit. These two are if not the best, the most distinctive heritage centers in the country that promote the bravery and beauty of the Israeli culture and lifestyle.