Mishnichnas Adar Marbin Be’simcha!
Nachliel Selavan, AKA “The Museum Guy” is offering a series of wonderful Purim-themed virtual tours for families and for home schoolers.
Meet The Persian Empire (IN ENGLISH)
Step back in time to ancient Persia and uncover the remarkable story of the Persian Empire! Delve into the reign of Cyrus the Great, the legendary ruler who conquered Babylon and laid the foundation for one of history’s most influential empires. Discover the significance of the Cyrus Cylinder, an ancient artifact that offers invaluable insights into Cyrus’s governance and religious tolerance. Journey through the majestic palaces and awe-inspiring monuments of Persia, and learn about the rise of Darius the Great and his pivotal role in shaping the empire’s destiny. Join us on this captivating exploration of a bygone era filled with intrigue, conquest, and cultural achievement.
In the Days of Achashverosh…. (IN ENGLISH)
Journey into the heart of ancient Persia. Explore the grandeur of King Achashverosh’s court in this immersive virtual tour. Bring the Purim story to life in a fresh and new way and explore the story in its historic setting: Step inside the magnificent palaces of Susa and Persepolis, where kings once held sway over vast empires and civilizations. Marvel at the architectural marvels and intricate reliefs that adorn these ancient wonders, and uncover the stories of intrigue, romance, and political intrigue that unfolded within their walls. From the lavish banquets of the Persian kings to the lavish treasures of their royal treasuries, this tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the opulence and extravagance of Persia’s golden age, and illuminates many details in the Megillah.
The Return To Zion (IN ENGLISH)
Join Nachliel on a journey through the annals of history as we uncover the lasting legacy of the Persian Period in the land of Israel. In this immersive virtual tour, he explores the profound impact of Persian rule on ancient Israel and its enduring influence on the symbols of Zionism. From the restoration of Jerusalem’s walls to the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, delve into the stories of Ezra, Nehemiah, Zerubabel, and the Samaritans as we unravel the hidden gems of this remarkable era. Discover how the Persian kings’ support for the Jewish people paved the way for the revitalization of Judea and the preservation of its cultural identity. From the emblem of the modern state of Israel to the enduring symbols of Jewish nationalism, this tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the complex interplay between history, culture, and faith.
Home Schoolers Program (IN HEBREW)
History, Tanakh, Art and Culture. These virtual tours for homeschool kids cover a wide variety of subjects: History and archaeology, museums, architecture, art and culture, Tanakh and Jewish studies, inventions and discoveries, important people and gripping stories. Nachliel’s storytelling engages children in hour-long sessions, with my unique interdisciplinary approach which at its core is about love of history, curiosity and livelong learning. His classes hold the interest of children of all ages from multiple backgrounds and educational levels.