I have walked by the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art thousands of times,
located near the Jerusalem Theater and Beit Hanasi,
the Israeli President’s residence.
I was always curious to see what was inside,
but until now I never went in to see.
L.A. has nothing to do with the city in California,
but is short for Leon Aryeh Mayer,
the mentor of museum’s founder, Vera Bryce Salomons,
who wanted to “promote with the Israeli public an interest,
appreciation and understanding of the cultural heritage
and artistic achievements of the Islamic peoples.”
Information on Muhammud’s life, 570 C. E. – 632,
there were pictures from days long before Charlie.
Also on display are basic information,
and ancient maps.
This one, much to the delight of a tour group from Indonesia,
was open to a map of Indonesia.
The museum is also home to the
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