hello 17th of Tammuz: Mourning Jerusalem

Jul 18, 2019  |  By Mari

Sunday July 21, 2019, many religious Jews will participate in the Fast of the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz. This fast day marks the day that Jerusalem’s walls were breached by the Romans during the Second Temple, and is the beginning of a three week mourning period leading up to the fast of Tisha B’Av, which is the day both the First and Second Temple were destroyed. […]

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hello The Land of Milk and Honey

Jul 07, 2019  |  By Mari

Israel is best known as a “good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey”, which refers to goats milk and date honey. It meant that land was full of nutrients and that the Jewish people would not go hungry living in Israel, which still stands through to this day. Honey has appeared multiple times through ancient texts and not only date honey but bee honey. One example […]

 

hello Your Favorite Blessings & Verses and What They Mean

Jun 30, 2019  |  By Mari
Your Favorite Blessings & Versus and What They Mean

Jewish jewelry and Jewish art is often bearing beautiful blessings and verses, some more popular than the rest like Shema Yisrael and the Priestly Blessing, but have you ever wondered the origin of these different spiritual phrases? Many of these can be found in the Torah and some from the more modern, but still ancient, Song of Songs or Book of Psalms from the times of King Solomon and King David. Although […]

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