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   
 

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