Congratulation to the holiday

Shana Tova u-Metuka!

from 25-09-2022

The pomegranate is one of the traditional symbols of Rosh Hashanah. It is believed to have 613 grains in every fruit - exactly the same as the number of commandments in Judaism. Before entering the Land of Israel, Moses sent scouts ahead, and they brought him, among other things, some pomegranate fruits, to demonstrate the fertility of the future Jewish Homeland. The multiplicity of grains symbolizes the abundance that is customary to wish each other in the New Year. The name of the pomegranate in Hebrew - "rimon" - is found in many place names, due to the popularity of this fruit in the Middle East.

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School competition “Museums. Parks. Manors"

from 16-09-2022

Dear friends!
The new season of the school competition “Museums. Parks. Manors" started on the 16th of September 2022. The competition is held jointly by the city Departments of Education and Culture. The Museum of Jewish History in Russia is participating in this initiative for the sixth time. As before, the Museum welcomes high school students from 8th to 11th grade.
Participation in the competition is a special format of visiting the museum. A team or an individual participant sets on a quest through the Museum’s exhibition. The quest’s tasks do not require any specialized prior knowledge or an accompanying guided tour. The secret to success is simple: read the questions carefully, study labels and exhibition’s texts, and use your general knowledge actively. The accuracy of the answer always depends on your erudition and attention!
The Museum’s conditions for participation in the school competition are:
- being in the required age group. Two separate sets of questions are designed for students of 8th-9th and 10th-11th grades. Younger children lack basic schooling for our material and just get tired;
- booking in advance by phone. We welcome the competition participants, during the museum's opening hours from 12:00 till 19-00, except Wednesdays and Sundays. The Museum’s premises are narrow, by booking the visit, the participants will enjoy a more comfortable environment. Please note that the Museum is closed on Saturdays.
Note also that the organizing committee made some changes to the rules for holding the competition and making the record of the answers. Read them carefully: https://museum.olimpiada.ru/2022-2023/rules. The Museum’s staff can only receive the answers!! 
We wish all the participants good luck! So ... everyone to the start!

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