Category Archives: Jerusalem

The Mezuzahs on the Gates: Israel’s Triumph in More Than Just War

With bullet-ridden stones, Jerusalem’s Zion Gate has a fascinating story. Originally built between 1537 and 1541 under Ottoman Empire rule, Zion Gate became the prominent scene of a short, but fierce battle fought during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, when Arab forces laid siege to Jerusalem’s Old Jewish Quarter, forcing Israeli combatants to retaliate […]

The History of Armenian Ceramics in Israel

The History of Armenian Ceramics

Some of the most beloved gifts from Israel are hand-painted ceramic pieces, usually decorated with colorful flowers in simple and quite ordinary colors. This specific art is part of Armenian Ceramics and has been made in Jerusalem for the past 100 years by generations of Armenian artists in Israel’s capital city. Their iconic bowls, plates, […]