Cabinet Approves Construction of Heichal Hatanakh

The Cabinet today (Sunday), 13.11.11, unanimously passed the proposal to consider alternatives for the construction of the Heichal Hatanakh Museum in or near Jerusalem. Recommendations will be submitted to the Cabinet within 60 days.

The decision states that, "The Tanakh is where the Jewish People – in Israel and the Diaspora – was forged. The goals for its establishment are directed both inward toward Israeli society, and toward the peoples of the world and the academic community."

According to the plan, the museum, which will also serve as a conference center, will feature manuscripts of the Tanakh that have been translated into 2,000 languages and dialects. It will also feature artistic drawings and photographs that tell the stories of the Tanakh; statues will be placed in its courtyard. Visitors will be asked to note their favorite verses from the Tanakh.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said that building the museum is an important step. "The great value of this project is not only in the heritage of the Tanakh but also in its accessibility to the public at large in Israel and around the world. It is absurd that in the land of the Tanakh, there is no place dedicated to it. The Tanakh belongs to billions of people around the world and its museum must be in Jerusalem."

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Cabinet Approves Construction of Heichal Hatanakh

The Cabinet today (Sunday), 13.11.11, unanimously passed the proposal to consider alternatives for the construction of the Heichal Hatanakh Museum in or near Jerusalem. Recommendations will be submitted to the Cabinet within 60 days.

The decision states that, "The Tanakh is where the Jewish People – in Israel and the Diaspora – was forged. The goals for its establishment are directed both inward toward Israeli society, and toward the peoples of the world and the academic community."

According to the plan, the museum, which will also serve as a conference center, will feature manuscripts of the Tanakh that have been translated into 2,000 languages and dialects. It will also feature artistic drawings and photographs that tell the stories of the Tanakh; statues will be placed in its courtyard. Visitors will be asked to note their favorite verses from the Tanakh.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said that building the museum is an important step. "The great value of this project is not only in the heritage of the Tanakh but also in its accessibility to the public at large in Israel and around the world. It is absurd that in the land of the Tanakh, there is no place dedicated to it. The Tanakh belongs to billions of people around the world and its museum must be in Jerusalem."

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