People, Book, Land: The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land

Cathedral of St John, Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LE
Tuesday 6th March 2018

We are excited about the opportunity to host th​e Simon Weisenthal exhibition at the Cathedral.

The exhibition will be in the main body of the Cathedral and opens for public viewing on weekday afternoons between February 27th and March 15th between 2 and 5pm.

“People, Book, Land: the 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land”, authored by the late Hebrew University Professor Robert Wistrich, was first launched at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in June 2014 and then displayed at the UN in New York, followed by the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C., the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem, the Vatican in Rome, the Copenhagen Town Hall, the Gandhi Centre in New Delhi, and in 2017 at the British Parliament, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, with the support of 42 member states.

The 24 panels display the Jewish narrative from the Biblical Prophets to the Kingdoms of David and Solomon, from the Babylonian and Persian exiles to the return to rebuild Jerusalem, from the Roman occupation of Judea to the birth of Christianity, from the Crusades to the Muslim conquest, from the Diaspora to the pioneers bent on redeeming the land, from diplomacy to recognition of a modern Jewish nation in construction, from the near annihilation of European Jewry in the Shoah, until the establishment of the State of Israel and the return of the Jewish people to their ancestral homeland.

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