Category Archives: Israeli History

Israel’s Amazing Archeological Discovery: Ancient Hebrew Curse Amulet

May 11, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Archeologists have recently discovered a small yet exciting artifact in the Land of Israel: a tiny folded tablet believed to date back to around 1200 BCE or earlier, containing curses and God’s name written in lead on the inside in an early form of the Hebrew script. It’s been dubbed a “curse amulet,” and its age has astounded scholars – if the estimated age is accurate, it would make it […]

 

Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day

Apr 27, 2022  |  By Evelina G

  Israel’s official date to commemorate the Holocaust, known as Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (“Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”) or Yom HaShoah for short (literally “Holocaust Day”), is on the Hebrew date of 27th of Nisan – this year on April 28, 2022. The day is an official Israeli holiday under Israeli law, and has been adopted by many Jews throughout the diaspora as the day of the Jewish community’s […]

 

74 Fun Facts About Israel in Honor of Independence Day

Apr 26, 2022  |  By Arik Barel

2022 marks 74 years since Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared independence on May 14, 1948 (the 5th of the Hebrew month of Iyar) in Tel Aviv only hours before the British Mandate was set to expire. Ben-Gurion was also fighting the clock as it was a Friday afternoon, and Shabbat was only hours away. The 5th of Iyar has been celebrated every year as Israel’s Independence Day, also […]

 

Israel’s Miraculous Revival of Hebrew

Apr 24, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Learn the Amazing Story of Modern Hebrew In an effort to unite Jews from all over the world, Israel managed to do something that still amazes linguists: turning ancient, liturgical Hebrew into a modern language spoken every day by millions of people. Dive in to learn more about this incredible feat and how new Hebrew words are still being invented today! (And for a fun look at some of the […]