Schatz's most famous work was part of a series of sculptures depicting Jewish national leaders. It portrays Mattathias ben Johanan, a Jewish high priest whose role in the revolt against the Seleucids in the 2nd century BCE is recorded in the Books of the Maccabees.read more
The Israel Museum, an outgrowth of the original Bezalel Museum, is the country's largest museum and has a collection of over 500,000 items.
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is the oldest institution of higher education in Israel, located on the Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It serves 1,500 students and has graduated many of Israel's most famous artists.read more