The Chai: A Symbol of Life

Chai, which means “alive” in Hebrew, is one of the most recognizable and popular symbols of Judaism. Comprised of the letters Chet and Yud, Chai is a Hebrew word which has been transformed into a virtual sign, one reflecting Judaism’s most cherished value, the preciousness of life itself. The value of life has always been […]

The Power of the Hamsa

A Hamsa is the classic ancient symbol of protection. While its origins remains shrouded in mystery, it is recognized today as a popular decorative motif in Jewish art and jewelry. Let’s take a deeper look: Origin This symbol shaped like a hand, with three extended fingers in the middle and a curved thumb or pinky […]

Fun Facts about the Dead Sea

• It is the world’s saltiest large water body, with a salinity of 3000 mg/l., 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. • It’s called “Dead” because no animals or plants can live in such environment, although bacteria and microbial fungi are present. • The Dead Sea was the world’s first ever health resort! • Completely […]