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). […]

Category  : Jewish History, Judaism   

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 […]

Category  : Jewish History   

Shopping for Sabbath Judaica

Dec 23, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

The Sabbath is the day of rest, so that means we need to prepare ahead of time to make our Sabbath experience all it can be. One easy way to add some positive new energy to the Sabbath experience is through the variety of Judaica items which are an integral part of the day, from the beginning to the end. From classic traditional to artistic, modern styles, everyone has their […]

Category  : Holiday Gifts, Judaica