Israeli History

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What are the Special Stones of Israel and Where Do They Come From? Dig in and learn some amazing fun facts about the most special and unique materials found only in the Land of Israel, each with their own unique history and meaning: Eilat Stone,  Roman Glass, and  Jerusalem Stone! Beach resort in Eilat, the southern Israeli city that Eilat Stone is [...]
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Read all about this momentous occasion in Israel’s history and key step towards Independence, and how the date is honored in Israel today. The 29th of November – known in Hebrew as Kaf Tet b’November – is a date so iconic that there are streets named after it in many Israeli cities: Jerusalem, Ashdod, Petach Tikva, Herzliya, and more. It [...]
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You’re probably familiar with the 9-branched menorah used on Hanukkah, which has historically been made using various shapes and materials, but did you know there is another, even older and more traditional type of menorah? That would be the 7-branched menorah – inspired by the iconic candelabra that was described in the Hebrew Bible and used by Moses in the [...]
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The Second Temple stood in Jerusalem from 516 BCE to 70 CE and was the focal point of Jewish religious and national life, as well as the most magnificent and important building in Jewish history. It was the meeting point between the Jewish people and the Divine, where sacrifices were offered, sins were forgiven, harvests were celebrated, musicians heralded the [...]