Menorahs- The Chanukah Story
The Chanukah Story The Chanukah Story Chanukah is a time to celebrate miracles, chief among them the miracle that occurred after the Jews defeated the Greeks and returned to the Holy Temple. Just as Greek philosophies promoted moral degradation, so too the Greeks themselves literally defiled and desecrated the Holy Temple. In their wake, they […]
The Holy Temple Menorah
The Holy Temple Menorah Background Originally, in the Holy Temple, the Menorah was a seven-branched candelabra beaten out of a solid piece of gold. As one of the sacred vessels, the High Priest lit the Menorah every day in the southern part of the Holy Temple. Only pure, fresh olive oil of the highest quality was suitable […]
Menorahs- Chanukah Story and Traditions
Chanukah Story and Traditions Background During the Second Temple period, the Syrian Greeks infiltrated Israel and seized power. They tried to impose their cruel Hellenistic culture on the Jewish people, defiling every holy thing and forbidding Torah learning. Their goal was to eliminate the Jews’ connection to G-d and to indoctrinate the Jews with immoral […]
Menorah- Chanukah Insights
Deep Chanukah Insights According to the Talmud, the Sages instituted the celebration of Chanukah to commemorate an amazing miracle in the Holy Temple. After a bloody war in which the Greeks desecrated the Holy Temple and its sacred implements, there appeared to be no pure oil left to light the Menorah. While a vessel was […]
Rockets into Roses- From Rockets to Roses to Shelter
From Rockets to Roses to Shelters From rockets… Over 13,000 Kassam Rockets have been fired into southern Israel in the last 12 years, deliberately targeting Israeli civilians, causing chaos, destruction and death. An entire generation of children has been traumatized by the terror of ongoing rocket attacks. Israeli cities such as Sderot and Ashkelon continue […]
Jerusalem Mint- Jerusalem Coin Gift
Jerusalem Coin Gift The Jerusalem Coin – A Great Gift For those who love Jerusalem and are looking for meaningful gifts, Jerusalem Coins are the perfect fit. Jerusalem Coins are Israeli-made gifts that bring the message of Jerusalem into people’s hearts…and their hands! The Holiness of Jerusalem At the beginning of creation, Jerusalem was designated […]
Top Gift Ideas from Rockets into Roses
Top Gift Ideas from Rockets into Roses If you love original artwork and are looking for truly meaningful gift ideas for the holidays and special occasions, Rockets into Roses creations may be perfect for you! All Rockets into Roses pieces are unique, one-of-a-kind works of art that fulfill the spirit of the biblical verse, “And […]
Rockets into Roses- Turning Terror into Light
Turning Terror into LIGHT! Terrorists in Gaza have fired nearly 15,000 rockets into southern Israel. As Hamas rockets explode in Israeli towns, blackening the sky and darkening the spirit, an Israeli artist is working hard to brighten up the day with sparks of light. He is turning the darkness of terror into a source of light […]
Why do Jews pray facing Jerusalem?
Why Do Jews Face Jerusalem When They Pray? No matter where in the world a Jew finds himself, his heart and prayers are directed toward Jerusalem. The reason for this spans over two thousand years of Jewish history, throughout which the Children of Israel have longed to return to their ancestral Promised Land. The Psalms […]
When the Holy Temple Stood
When the Holy Temple Stood Photo Courtesy of Temple Institute Designed by the word of G-d Himself, the Holy Temple was erected atop what became known as Har Habayit, or the Temple Mount. In Hebrew, the Temple was called the Beit Hamikdash, meaning the “house of holiness.” The Temple was as physically beautiful as it […]
What is the Jerusalem Wailing Wall?
What is the Jerusalem Wailing Wall? What is Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall? Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, or Western Wall as it is known in Hebrew (כתל המערבי/KOE-tehl ha-mah-ah-ra-VEE), is one of the holiest sites in the world. Today, it is the only remnant of the holy edifice that stood on the Temple Mount. Why is it called […]
Jerusalem Stone- What is Jerusalem Stone?
What is Jerusalem Stone? What is Jerusalem Stone? Jerusalem stone is not only the most popular building material in Israel, it is the most beautiful and meaningful in the world. For the past 3,000 years, the holy city of Jerusalem has been built and rebuilt with Jerusalem stone. In fact, the current law in Jerusalem […]