Holy Land Tour: The Four Quarters of the Old City

For thousands of years, the city of Jerusalem has seen a diverse selections of inhabitants, specifically inside the Old City.  There has been a Jewish presence in the area ever since King David made the holy city of Jerusalem the capital of his kingdom.  Jerusalem was destroyed and rebuilt, and destroyed and rebuilt but if […]

Rosh Hashanah Seder

When thinking about Rosh Hashanah food, one almost automatically thinks of the famous apples and honey combination.  From a young age, we are taught the tradition through the song “dip the apple in the honey”, and actually look forward to this tasty act as the Jewish New Year gets closer.  Jewish holidays are filled with […]

Holy Land Tour: The Four Holy Cities of Israel

In Israel, there are what is considered to be the “Four Holy Cities”, which is compromised of Jerusalem, Hevron (Hebron), Tzfat (Safed) and Teveria (Tiberias).  These cities have had a long rich Jewish history, and were considered holy cities after the huge centers of learning that were, and still are, there.  The term the “Four […]