Category Archives: Jewish Art

The Seven-Branched Menorah, Explained

Nov 07, 2021  |  By Evelina G

You’re probably familiar with the 9-branched menorah used on Hanukkah, which has historically been made using various shapes and materials, but did you know there is another, even older and more traditional type of menorah? That would be the 7-branched menorah – inspired by the iconic candelabra that was described in the Hebrew Bible and used by Moses in the Tabernacle, and was later lit daily in the Holy Temple […]


Discover Stunning Historic Hanukkah Menorahs at the Israel Museum

Oct 31, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums and one of Jerusalem’s top attractions for Jewish history, the Israel Museum holds countless artifacts that were found throughout Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. Its impressive collection spans the vast history and cultural heritage of both the Land of Israel and the Jewish People from all different time periods, from the Stone Age to the modern era. Some of the most […]


Exploring the Meaning of the Star of David

May 24, 2021  |  By Rachel Feldman

It’s a common fact that the history of humanity was first documented in symbols and pictures. From ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs to prehistoric cave drawings, man’s ability to communicate through imagery has proven to be an invaluable tool throughout the ages, and although our written language is no longer limited to crudely drawn glyphs on walls, using symbols to represent a larger idea is an invaluable technique still used today – […]


The Mezuzahs on the Gates: Israel’s Triumph in More Than Just War

Aug 21, 2019  |  By Rachel Feldman

With bullet-ridden stones, Jerusalem’s Zion Gate has a fascinating story. Originally built between 1537 and 1541 under Ottoman Empire rule, Zion Gate became the prominent scene of a short, but fierce battle fought during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, when Arab forces laid siege to Jerusalem’s Old Jewish Quarter, forcing Israeli combatants to retaliate in order to rescue Jewish residents trapped inside.   Badly outmatched, the desperate Israeli troops opened […]