Hurva Synagogue

The backbone

Inna Rogatchi (C). The Backbone.

A man studying at the renovated Hurva Synagogue, which was deliberately destroyed by the Arab Legion in 1948.

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(This work and others have been exhibited internationally widely and will be presented in Finland, Scandinavia and the Baltic states in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem and the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel.)

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My Stones. Jerusalem

Michael Rogatchi (C). My Stones. Jerusalem. Oil on canvas. 100 x 90 cm. 1993. Permanent Art Collection of the Municipality of Jerusalem. Israel.

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Lion of Jerusalem

Michael Rogatchi (C). Lion of Jerusalem. Oil on canvas. 100 x 90 cm. 2008. Private collection, Finland.

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The Feeling of Jerusalem

The Feeling of Jerusalem

The energy of these stones has provided the nourishment for many generations of the Jewish people, for all those who keep Jerusalem in their hearts as the nucleus of their universe.

There is no other sensation in the world like the one when one’s hand is touching those warm, wise stones; the stones which are speaking to you; one to one.

Unique sensation
The first time I visited Jerusalem about thirty ago, in the end of 1980s, on the occasion of the Jerusalem Festival. My husband and I, both working in theatre at the time, were participating in it together with our good friends from a legendary Taganka theatre. It was the first ever visit to Israel for them as well, and we all were trembling of excitement and disbelief at being on Israeli soil.

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