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Siebenberg House *

Siebenberg House (מוזיאון בית זיבנברג‎) is a museum below a house on 5 Beit HaShoeva Alley in the Old City of Jerusalem in the Jewish Quarter.

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Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum *

The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum is a museum located in the Diamond Exchange District, Tel Aviv District city of Ramat Gan, Israel. The permanent collection consists of rough and finished diamonds and gemstones and provides information on the history and industry of diamonds.

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The Egged History Center *

The Egged History Center, in Holon, presents more than 60 buses that have been lovingly collected, built and renovated, and which reflect nearly seventy years of public transport in Eretz ...

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Bible Lands Museum *

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem holds a unique collection dating back to the beginning of written history. It tells the story of humanity, the story of culture, the story of where we came from and how we got here.

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Judaism and Buddhism *

The gilded "Emaciated Buddha statue" in an Ubosoth in Bangkok representing the stage of his asceticism Chainwit. - Own work

Judaism and Buddhism. The former is a monotheistic faith built on faith God, the Torah, and the idea of free will. Judaism emerged in the Levant around 3,300 years ago. The latter is a nontheistic and monastic religion that originated in India around 563 BCE. 

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Judaism and Buddhism?! Isn't it sacrilegious to equate the two? Yet, we find many parallels between their mystical teachings. Over a third of American Buddhists are Jews! In the 60's (as well as today) seeking Jews en masse explored Far Eastern disciplines and it became a part of their spiritual journeys. What is behind this Jewish fascination with Eastern thought? Is there anything we can learn from it? Are there indeed parallels worth exploring? Would you believe that the birth of Eastern philosophy is discussed in this week's Torah portion? Whether Brahman is related to Abraham or not, clearly many foundations of Far Eastern thought originate from Abraham. No wonder Jewish and Eastern mysticism contain many similar ideas. But they also fundamentally differ in many important ways. As we read in this week's Torah portion how Abraham sent his children to the East armed with spiritual wisdom, please join Rabbi Jacobson in an eye-opening class on the mysteries of the journey to the east, the sparks embedded there by Abraham, which would be uncovered by his grandchildren thousands of years later! Discover the secrets of mysticism that changed the world then -- and how it can change our lives today.

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Museum of Prehistory of the Hulah Valley *

תקופה: קדם ניאוליטית לפני 15,000 - 11,500 שנה התרבות הנאטופית

The Prehistoric Man Museum (Upper Galilee Museum of Prehistory) , founded by Amnon Assaf, is a museum of prehistory in Kibbutz Ma'ayan Baruch, Israel. This gem of a museum draws prehistorians from around the globe. The museum is a great place for history buffs, and those interested in the Human evolution.

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Old Jaffa Museum of Antiquities*

Jaffa Museum תערוכת מיניאטורות מוזיאון יפו

The Jaffa Museum is an amazing piece of history. Hovering atop a hill in the Old Jaffa quarter near the sea, the building itself is from the Ottoman Empire, and is built on top of a 11th -century Crusader fortress.

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Petah Tikva Museum of Art *

The Petah Tikva Museum of Art is an art museum in Arlozorov Street, Petah Tikva, Israel. The museum is part of Petah Tikva's Museum Complex. Most of the art at the museum (roughly 3188 items) is art in memory and perpetuation of others, and were collected by Yad Labanim.

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Hinduism and Judaism *

A Balinese Hindu family after puja at Bratan temple in Bali, Indonesia Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

Hinduism and Judaism are among the oldest existing religions in the world. The two share some similarities and interactions throughout both the ancient and modern worlds.

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