Category Archives: Israeli History

Tisha B’Av: A Time to Mourn

Aug 04, 2022  |  By Evelina G

This year Tisha B’Av, one of the saddest dates in the Jewish calendar, is observed on Saturday night, August 6, through Sunday, August 7. What happened to the Jewish people, to Jerusalem, and to the Holy Temple on this day? Read on to find out more, along with the different ways Jews have been commemorating this difficult day for generations. A Day of Tragedies Tisha B’Av, or the 9th of […]

 

Jerusalem: Holy City for Three Faiths

Aug 03, 2022  |  By Evelina G

You’ve probably heard that Jerusalem has religious significance to Jews, Christians, and Muslims – but why exactly, and how is that importance expressed? What does each community believe about the Holy City? Dive in to learn more about the fascinating spiritual history of the city claimed by each of the major Abrahamic faiths! 1. Judaism For Jews, Jerusalem is the holiest place in the world, and the site of the […]

 

17th of Tammuz: Mourning Jerusalem

Jul 17, 2022  |  By Evelina G

  Sunday, July 17, 2022, marks the Fast of the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, a very somber date in the Jewish calendar. It commemorates the Roman attack on the city of Jerusalem in 70 CE and the breach of the walls of the city – which would ultimately lead to the destruction of the Second Temple three weeks later, on the day we know as Tisha […]

 

The History of the US-Israel Relationship

Jul 04, 2022  |  By Abby S

This weekend, millions of Americans will gather with friends and family to celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Israel commemorated the 74th anniversary of its independence earlier this year, but as one of the United States’ greatest allies, there is still plenty for Washington and Jerusalem to celebrate together. In honor of July 4, we are going to take a trip through history to understand why the US-Israel […]