About This Event
Sacred to three faiths and revered by more than half the people on the planet, Jerusalem conjures up powerful images of the celestial. Yet beneath its narrow alleys and holy places, the ancient city conceals a labyrinthine, three-dimensional time capsule recording five millennia of bustling prosperity, brutal war and repeated religious innovation that altered the course of human history.\
Since the days when Abraham Lincoln was in the White House, adventurers, archaeologists and religious zealots have flocked here to hunt for buried treasure, unearth sacred artifacts like the Ark of the Covenant and find proof of the Bible’s veracity. That digging to reveal the past continues today—and, in so doing, continues to alter the city’s future.\
Acclaimed journalist Andrew Lawler takes us into the tombs, tunnels and trenches of the Holy City—a saga of biblical treasures, intrepid explorers and political upheaval—and brings to life the indelible characters who have investigated this subterranean landscape.\
Price is per household. This event is virtual; Zoom link will be made available to registrants two days, two hours and 10 minutes before the program (this means registration will end 15 minutes before the program begins). Book orders will be processed the day after the program.\
Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium.