Where is the Ark of the Covenant?

Jan 26, 2015  |  By Arik Barel

The Ark of the Covenant is the item described in the Bible (Exodus 25:10-22), which held the original Tablets which were broken by Moses, as well as the Second Tablets, which remained intact (Bava Batra 14b). In the years to follow, it accompanied the ancient Israelites throughout their travels and during the construction of Solomon’s Temple a secret chamber, called the Kodesh HaKodashim (Holy of Holies), held the the Ark […]

Category  : Jewish Jewelry   

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