Category Archives: Jerusalem

Explore the Special Stones of Israel

Jan 19, 2022  |  By Evelina G

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 named after Eilat Stone 1. The beautiful gemstone known as […]

 

Remembering Jerusalem on the Fast of Asarah B’Tevet

Dec 12, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Artist’s depiction of the Babylonian army burning down the First Temple and exiling the Jews from the Land of Israel Asarah b’Tevet, or the 10th of the Hebrew month of Tevet, falls this year on December 14 and is a solemn occasion on the Jewish calendar, marked by some Jews with mourning, fasting, and repentance.  It commemorates the anniversary of the beginning of the Babylonian siege on Jerusalem that would […]

 

The Seven-Branched Menorah, Explained

Nov 07, 2021  |  By Evelina G

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 Tabernacle, and was later lit daily in the Holy Temple […]

 

Discover Stunning Historic Hanukkah Menorahs at the Israel Museum

Oct 31, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums and one of Jerusalem’s top attractions for Jewish history, the Israel Museum holds countless artifacts that were found throughout Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. Its impressive collection spans the vast history and cultural heritage of both the Land of Israel and the Jewish People from all different time periods, from the Stone Age to the modern era. Some of the most […]