Photos taken at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.
While in Amsterdam, our daughter and I visited the Jewish Historical Museum. It is located across the street from the Portuguese Synagogue and can be visited on the same ticket.
Before World War II, the area in which these sites are located was predominantly Jewish. For more than 300 years, the Jewish people were welcomed into the Dutch society and had more freedom than in other countries. A rich and vibrant community built up, nurturing famous philosophers, writers, artists and scholars.
On the ground floor, there is a wonderful overview of Judaism, including explanations and articles from all the holidays. I’ll share more photographs when I write about the upcoming holidays of Purim and Pesach (Passover).
Beginning on March 7th, Baruch and I will be with a Romanian tour group as time allows. I will share photos and stories as we make our way around some of the wonderful sites of Israel. I hope that you will follow along! We will not miss any of our Bible studies, however. We will be studying Purim at our studies on Wednesday night and Saturday night. Plus enjoying some holiday treats!