The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Journey in Time

Dead Sea Scrolls

In the spring of 1947 a Bedouin goat-herder stumbled upon a cave full of jars filled with mysterious ancient manuscripts. Little did he know that he had just made the greatest archeological discovery of modern times, the Dead Sea Scrolls. Between 1947 and 1956, excavations would uncover manuscripts from eleven different caves on the northwestern […]

The Kippah

Emanuel Kippa

The kippah, a small ritual cap used to partially cover the head, is a defining symbol of Jewish identity. Traditionally worn by male Jews, the covering of one’s head is meant to instill a perpetual awareness of an Omnipresent Creator. While observant Jewish men wear a kippah all day, even Jews who don’t will put […]

Ana Bekoach: The Mystical Prayer

Ana Bekoach

The Ana Bekoach is a mystical prayer written in the 1st century by the great Kabbalist, Rabbi Nehunia Ben Hakannah, (who was also the author of “The Bahir”, one of the most important of all classical kabbalah texts). A prayer for Israel’s redemption from exile, the Ana Bekoach is composed from a unique formula of […]