What is the Dead Sea?

Nov 04, 2013  |  By Arik Barel

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 traveled to bask in its natural pure waters and mud, renowned for their legendary curative and therapeutic powers. In fact, the Dead Sea was actually recently nominated to be the 8th Wonder of the World! But what is it exactly? Located […]

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8 Fun Facts About Hanukkah

Oct 28, 2013  |  By Arik Barel

• Hanukkah is celebrated 8 days, even though the miracle of the oil was only 7 days (the first night was natural), to teach us that even seemingly natural events are really only hidden miracles as well. • The war of the Maccabees was the world’s first ideological war, fought by a small band of pious Torah scholars engaging in guerilla warfare against a super world power. • There are […]

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Hanukkah Traditions

Oct 21, 2013  |  By Arik Barel

Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday at the end of the year, is an 8 day celebration of thanksgiving. Interestingly, unlike any other Jewish holiday, the essence of its festive atmosphere derives almost entirely from home ritual and customs, including the candle lighting (of course) as well as a host of special holiday songs, games, and foods. Let’s take a look: •Lighting the Hanukkiyah: At the heart of the festival is the […]

Category  : Holiday Gifts, Judaica