Category Archives: Jewish History

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 […]

Category  : Jewish Art, Jewish History, Jewish Jewelry   
 

66 Fun Facts About Israel

May 18, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

It’s now been 66 amazing, triumphant, heart-breaking, awe-inspiring, jubilant, soul searching, transcendent, glorious years since the Jewish people returned to their ancestral homeland. To celebrate the “miracle on the Mediterranean”, here are 66 fascinating facts about the State of Israel: Basics 1 Israel is the one and only Jewish state in the world. 2) The State of Israel is the youngest on the planet (only 66 years old). 3) Israel […]

Category  : Jewish History