The Hebrew Language

Hebrew is the language of the Jewish people. It is composed of 22 letters, read right to left, and like most ancient Semitic languages its origigal alphabet has no vowels. However, eventually a system of dots and dashes was instituted to indicate how words were to be pronounced. There are several types of Hebrew script. […]

Israel Independence Day

YOM HA’ATZMAUT, a.k.a. Israeli Independence Day, celebrates the anniversary of the creation of Israel on May 14, 1948 (the 5th of Iyar in 5708). On that day, David Ben Gurion, Israel’s soon to be first Prime Minister, declared the establishment of the State of Israel and the end of the British Mandate. From then on, […]

Tribal Identity and the Jewish Flag

We are so used to seeing various national flags, that we hardly think about them, but did you know the unique choice of colors, design and symbols of a country’s flag make up a carefully chosen work of art embedded with deep cultural significance? Tribal Identity The Jewish people, in fact, had multiple flags for […]