Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Starting today, Wednesday, June 3, and running through next Thursday, June 11, the Old City of Jerusalem will be aglow with fantastic colorful lights as it has been for the past few summers.
No, it's not another Jewish holiday. But it's the Festival of Light, an extravaganza that will provide, through the use of light, a dramatic and artistic dimension to the Old City’s nights.
From the illumination of architecture to light statues, the festival will be a public and family oriented celebration that artists from different fields will partake in.
In the last three years artists from Israel and from abroad took part in the festival and used light in order to create statues, installations, performances and artwork. During each year, the festival brought 250,000 visitors to the Old City and succeeded in introducing a new trend in Jerusalem nightlife.
This year the festival has grown and will include ten international artists who will display the best artistic work in the field alongside dozens of performances, tours, artists, sites and more.
Here are a few video clips from previous festivals to give you an idea what to expect this week.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)
(A tip of the kippah to Elliot Greene for bringing the festival to our attention.)