It’s fascinating for anyone who can stand and read an original ancient manuscript. Now, when you talk about reading a 2000 year old Hebrew message on parchment, that can really blow your mind.
That’s how I feel when standing inside the Shrine of the Book with the Dead Sea Scrolls, in the Israel Museum. People often ask me where I enjoy guiding most in Israel. My answer is that it’s not ‘where’, but ‘what’ I enjoy guiding most. The answer is texts. Bringing ancient texts to life in the place where it happened. So for me, reading the original texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls (true, in an artificial Museum..Ok) can really give me chills.
Talking about ancient events, Passover/Pesach is around the corner. I can just imagine one of the writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls writing the story of Exodus 2000 years ago and saying “Wow, now that’s old news, the Jews left Egypt over 1000 years ago..”
Wishing you an enjoyable Pesach