Category Archives: Jewish History

The Shofar in the Bible

Sep 20, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

The shofar is the powerful instrument made from a ram’s horn mentioned throughout the Bible, as well as in the Talmud and in Rabbinic literature. Perhaps the strongest expression of the supernatural, enchanting nature of the shofar was its role at Mt. Sinai when Moses ascended to receive the Ten Commandments: “…..And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and […]

Category  : Jewish History, Judaica   
 

City of David: The Birthplace of Jerusalem

Jul 20, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

The City of David is the site of the birthplace of Jerusalem, where 3,000 years ago King David captured the city from the Jebusites, turning it into the capital of what would soon become an Israelite empire. Today, this same City of David is an extraordinary archeology wonderland, where each discovery is an authentic testament to the history of ancient Jerusalem. Excavations began in the 19th century, and since then […]

Category  : Jewish History, Jewish Jewelry   
 

Jerusalem Day: A Dream Come True

May 27, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is the newest holiday on the Jewish calendar, one that commemorates the liberation and reunification of Israel’s capital on the third day of the Six-Day War in June 1967. Since the War of Independence in 1948, Jerusalem had been divided, with the western side of the city under Israeli control, and the eastern side under the control of Jordan. After eastern Jerusalem was liberated, the dividing […]

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