The kippah, yarmulke, skullcap: It’s the most famous Jewish item, yet often one of the least understood. Where does it come from, and what does it mean? Who is supposed to or allowed to wear it, and when? Read on for our astonishing kippah facts! Kippah or Yarmulke? What is it and what is it called? What does it mean? The iconic circular Jewish head covering is called a Kippah […]
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The History of the US-Israel Relationship
This weekend, millions of Americans will gather with friends and family to celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Israel commemorated the 74th anniversary of its independence earlier this year, but as one of the United States’ greatest allies, there is still plenty for Washington and Jerusalem to celebrate together. In honor of July 4, we are going to take a trip through history to understand why the US-Israel […]
Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About the Star of David
The Star of David is the most recognizable sign of Jewish identity, pride and unity. So where did it come from?
Connect with the Land of Israel with Jerusalem Stone
Did you know Israel has its own iconic stone, used by Jews in the Jerusalem area for thousands of years till this day? You might have heard of “Jerusalem Stone” or seen Judaica items made out of it – read on to learn its long history and significance in the Land of Israel! What is Jerusalem Stone? “Jerusalem Stone” is a term used for three types of stone – limestone, […]