This year, we offer you a concentrated festival comprising, almost entirely, of original productions that will flood the imagination with additional, possible realities. A festival that curates reality through meticulously produced artworks, expands your mind and also tries, wherever possible, to influence that reality in return. During the three weeks of Mekudeshet 2018—and actually at any given moment—we try to go back to our roots, to the spring or the heart of the city, and to call on everyone who believes—no matter what—to come to Jerusalem, to come find what is sacred for them, to come in peace.Tongues of Fire
A 20-minute, participatory, audio tour with headphones on the roof of a unique building in the middle of a central thoroughfare.
In the historical Bikur Cholim hospital complex, 16 babies, on average, draw their first breath every day. A 20-minute, participatory, audio tour with headphones on the roof of a unique building in the middle of a central thoroughfare. For what do we need to apologize to the babies who are being born into the current Jerusalem-Israeli reality, next to the most crowded and culturally diverse junction in the city? For what do we need to forgive ourselves and our immediate surroundings in this rare moment of spiritual elevation?
Ascending to the roof allows us, at least momentarily, to transcend our daily reality, to breathe, to expand our horizons and to see the bigger picture. The requests for forgiveness that are whispered into the ear of the listener are peppered with historical details about the venue and private musings and thoughts about the choices we make that dictate the reality into which we bring new life.
Roof of the Bikur Cholim Hospital, 5 Strauss St., on the corner of Hanevi'im St,.