World Creation Concert
Twenty-fifth of Elul
The eve of Rosh Hashanah, 25 Elul, is the day of creation according to tradition.
On this day HASHEM commanded 'And let there be light '.
About two years ago, the idea arose to hold a concert, in the courtyards of the temple.
The Sanhedrin hosted the World Creation Concert at the Jerusalem Archaeological Park – Davidson Center, arranging for it to take place one day before the 25th of the Hebrew month of Elul, the 5778th anniversary of the creation of the world according to Jewish tradition. The motive behind the timing was to give the event universal significance. The Temple Mount was chosen as the location because, according to Jewish tradition, the creation of the world began at the even shtiya (foundation stone) that lay under the Holy of Holies in the Temple.