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 […]

Understanding the Menorah

The menorah is one of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith. Originally one of the sacred vessels of the Holy Temple, this magnificent work of art is today confined to the Jewish home, an expression of the transcendent as well as a symbol of Jewish faith and identity. Let’s take a deeper look. The […]