Category Archives: Jewish Jewelry

The Tree of Life

Jun 05, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Central to the Jewish belief in a living G-d is the belief that He communicated His will to man, the one creature whom He endowed with free will to follow it. In fact, the very essence of Judaism rests upon an extraordinary one time event in history, the Divine revelation at Mount Sinai in which the entire nation experienced together. The result was the giving of the 10 commandments, the […]

Category  : Jewish Jewelry, Judaica   
 

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   
 

What is the Western Wall?

Apr 10, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Jerusalem’s “Western Wall”, a.k.a. the “Wailing Wall” or “Kotel”, is arguably the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people, where millions of Jews and non-Jews come every year from around the world to pray and to place notes for G-d in between its ancient stones. Why? The Kotel is one of the last standing remnants of the Jewish Holy Temple, also known as “Mount Moriah,” and later […]

Category  : Jewish Jewelry