Category Archives: Jewish History

Purim: An Overview

Feb 16, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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The next holiday in the Jewish calendar is Purim. It has everything: a gripping story, fabulous costumes, delicious food and engaging, exciting customs and commands. Here’s everything you need to know about Purim: There are four official Purim mitzvot – commandments. They are: 1) Megilla The megilla is a special scroll on which the Purim story is written. We listen to the story, which is sung to its own special …

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A Brief History of the Temple Mount

Jan 15, 2015  |  By Arik Barel

Bible The Biblical history of the Temple Mount’s (Moriah) begins with the story of the Binding of Isaac. G-d said to Abraham, “Take your son, your only son whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah and offer him there as an offering on one of the Mountains which I will tell you” (Genesis 22:2). Abraham called the place “the Mountain where G-d is seen” (Genesis 22:14). …

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Top 10 Discoveries of the City of David in Jerusalem

Jan 11, 2015  |  By Arik Barel

The City of David is the original hilltop upon which King David dedicated ancient Jerusalem as his capital 3,000 years ago. Today, the City of David is revealing some of the most exciting archeological finds of the ancient world, providing fascinating pieces to the puzzle of life in ancient Jerusalem. Here are the top 10 discoveries ever made at the City of David in Jerusalem: 1) Hezekiah’s Tunnel: A stunning …

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