Category Archives: Judaism

Tribal Identity and the Jewish Flag

We are so used to seeing various national flags, that we hardly think about them, but did you know the unique choice of colors, design and symbols of a country’s flag make up a carefully chosen work of art embedded with deep cultural significance? Tribal Identity The Jewish people, in fact, had multiple flags for […]

A Brief History of the Temple Mount

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 […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know about Hanukkah

1) Calendar Hanukkah does not fall on the same dates each year because Jewish holidays are based on a combination of the lunar/solar calendar, unlike the traditional Gregorian calendar which is based solely on the earth’s movement around the sun. 2) The 2 Hanukkah Miracles Hanukkah commemorates the military victory of the Maccabees, a small […]