Category Archives: Jewish Jewelry

What is the Priestly Blessing?

Aug 19, 2022  |  By Evelina G

The Priestly Blessing, or Birkat Kohanim in Hebrew, is Judaism’s most ancient prayer, with a powerful mystical and protective tradition. It has been part of Jewish worship and prayer for thousands of years, and continues to bring spiritual and emotional meaning, and capture the artistic imagination, to this day. Origins of the Priestly Blessing This special prayer’s origins are in the Book of Numbers in the Torah, when God commands the High […]

 

Jewish Amulets for Safe Travels

Jul 31, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Whether you’re driving to another city or flying across the world, Judaism has several special traditions and amulets to invoke Divine protection and luck on one’s journey. Check out our explainer and incorporate them into your own life and travels! 1. The Traveler’s Prayer There is an old Jewish tradition, going back to at least the Talmud, of reciting the Traveler’s Prayer (known as Tefilat HaDerech in Hebrew) at the […]

 

The Special Power of Jewish Blessings

Jun 26, 2022  |  By Evelina G

  Blessings – short prayers known as brachot in Hebrew – are a simple yet powerful, ancient Jewish tradition that allows us to add holiness to our daily lives. Judaism gives us countless opportunities to express gratitude for both the everyday and the extraordinary, with these timeless blessings that are more than mere words – they open a spiritual portal to connection with the Divine. These words often come from […]

 

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About the Star of David

Jun 23, 2022  |  By Abby S

The Star of David is the most recognizable sign of Jewish identity, pride and unity. So where did it come from?