Category Archives: Jerusalem

The History Behind the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av

Thousands of years ago, when the First and Second Holy Temples stood in Jerusalem, the Jewish people prospered for centuries as they flourished in the golden ages where everything in Israel, from its unique culture to its judicial system and its societal structure, were built around worshiping God and the teachings of the Torah. During […]

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, […]