Blessings – short prayers known as brachot in Hebrew – are a simple yet powerful, ancient Jewish tradition that allows us to add holiness to our daily lives. Judaism gives us countless opportunities to express gratitude for both the everyday and the extraordinary, with these timeless blessings that are more than mere words – they open a spiritual portal to connection with the Divine. These words often come from […]
The Star of David is the most recognizable sign of Jewish identity, pride and unity. So where did it come from?
The term “Bar Mitzvah” refers to two things: As soon as a Jewish boy turns 13 years old he automatically becomes a “bar mitzvah”, and is recognized by Jewish tradition as having the same moral and ethical responsibilities for his decisions and actions as a full grown man. However, the term “bar mitzvah” also refers to the religious ceremony that occurs in most Jewish communities to mark this occasion. The […]
The famous floral style of pottery known as Armenian Ceramics has been handcrafted in Jerusalem for generations, and can be found everywhere: on Judaica, tableware, building tiles, and even some street signs. Despite the name, they’re made right in the Holy City by local artisans. So what’s the Armenian connection, and how did this style become such an integral part of Jerusalem and Israel? All About Armenian Ceramics Armenian ceramics are made by […]