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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 these years, the People of [...]