Category Archives: Jewish History

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 […]

Holy Land Tours: The Streets of Israel

One of the incredible aspects of Israel is that history sits on every street corner, like literally on the street sign. Throughout the country, many roads are named after various leaders from throughout Jewish and Israeli history, and many leaders’ names are used as street names in multiple cities. In some places, you might even […]