NEWS The “Garden of Questions” to Be Inaugurated in the Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah

garden-meisBy Pagine Ebraiche staff
The “Garden of Questions” of the Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS) in Ferrara will be inaugurated in the spring.
The Garden will feature species of plants that are used during the Havdalah, the ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the week, such as myrtle, laurel, thyme, lavender, as well as the Seven biblical species (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates) and many more.
“With this project, unique in Italy, we would like to invite the public to approach Jewish culture also through its scents and flavors. The Garden will show the species mentioned in the Bible, and the elements of Jewish nutrition,” explained MEIS director Simonetta Della Seta.
The Garden will be the right location to find answers to the many questions regarding the laws of kasherut and the Jewish food traditions.