Top 10 Places to Visit in Israel

May 01, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Dead Sea One of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world, the Dead Sea is the world’s largest day spa, where people from all over the world throughout history have come to bask in its mineral rich mud and to float in its salty waters. In fact, the Dead Sea was actually recently nominated to be the 8th wonder of the World. Come take a dip and you’ll understand […]

Category  : Jewish Art, Jewish History   

The Meaning of the Israeli Flag

Apr 20, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

While a flag is merely a piece of cloth used to distinguish and identity regions, nations, organizations, etc., the choice of colors, designs and symbols often make it a work of art embedded with layers of deeper meaning. The Israeli flag depicts a blue hexagram (Star of David) on a white background, between two blue horizontal stripes. Originally designed for the Zionist movement by David Wolfsohn (1856-1914), a Zionist leader […]

Category  : Holiday Gifts, Judaica   

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