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The Jerusalem Festival Project

For reasons that Mr. Amichai and Ms. Jabbour's words make clear, the Jerusalem Festival project—begun in the summer of 1992 by the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies to produce a living exhibition at the Festival of American Folklife—has a complicated and difficult task. Its goal is to document and present the cultural expression of the people who live in this ancient city. And accomplishing this means resisting the magnetic pull of the historic sites and addressing the realities of the people themselves who dwell in Jerusalem in 1993.

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