Neot Kedumim

Neot Kedumim: Lighting menorahs and
other lamps in the Rabbinic Periods

Oils, wicks, and vessels mentioned in the Mishna
and the Talmud, are actually yours to view and touch this Chanukah at Neot

Visitors will be
able to compare the different oils used for lamp lighting, such as walnut,
sesame, fish, castor, radish seed, and of course the favorite olive oil (considered
the best oil for lamp lighting) and learn how different wicks are prepared
from such materials as un-carded flax, dried algae, and fibers from pine
and willow trees.

There will also be
various family


activities in the large, rainproof “Abraham’s Tent” including candle making,
crafting mosaic Hannuka menoras, and storytelling.

Neot Kedumim, a biblical
landscape reserve located near the Ben Shemen Forest is a 625-acre reconstruction
of the natural world of the Bible — plants, animals, and agricultural installations.
Visitors will be able to tour the reserve by foot or by the reserve’s “TourTrain.”

Text by M. Kaplan-Green. Photos courtesy of
Neot Kedumim.


Trails are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.


Directions: Route 1 to Modiin exit.
Travel north on 443 for approximately five minutes to Neot Kedumim.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, December 1-5:
9:00-16:00, last entrance at 14:00.

Friday, December 6: 9:00-13:00, last entrance at 11:00.

Admission: 35 NIS

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