The MSH Scholars celebrated an extraordinary year filled with learning and growing with a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In honor of two of the MSH Scholars’ recent success at the Chidon HaTanach, the entire group, accompanied by Menahelet Esther Eisenman and Scholars mentor Aliza Feder, was treated to a private tour of the Museum to bring the Biblical History to life.
Nachliel Selavan of @Torah_intermedia prepared a tour focusing on Sefer Sh’mos, Megillas Esther, and Yonah, following the learning prepared for the Chidon. The girls were introduced to the main cultures of every one of these books. They met Pharaoh in the Ancient Egyptian galleries, where they came to understand the power of the ruler of that mighty superpower of the ancient world. Next, they visited the palace room of Assyria, whose capital, Nineveh, was visited by Yonah HaNavi. Finally, the students visited the palace of the mighty Persian kings, and saw gold and silver dishes used by Esther and Achashveirosh in the Purim story.
Visiting the Met brought to life many stories and p’sukim, and seeing the maps of the ancient world gave context to the text of Tanach.