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What is Red String (kabbalah)?

What is Red String (kabbalah)?

1 / October 6, 2011 2:18 PM

The custom of tying a red string (also known as “red string of fate”, “red thread”, “red thread of fate”) to the wrist is already mentioned in the Book of Genesis (chapter 38, verse 27-29) – The midwife who assisted Tamar to give birth to twin brothers tied a scarlet thread (“Shani” in Hebrew) on one of the newborn’s wrist so to distinguish who came out first

What is a Menorah?

What is a Menorah?

2 / September 25, 2011 11:27 AM

One of the best known and loveliest Jewish holidays is Hanukkah, which is also known as the festival of lights. But without a Hanukkah menorah, and lighting the Hanukkah candles, there would be no lights. So what exactly is a menorah, what is the meaning behind it and what are the traditions regarding lighting it

What is a Dreidel (dreidle)?

What is a Dreidel (dreidle)?

2 / September 22, 2011 3:03 PM

A dreidel is a four cornered spinning top used as a toy. The word Dreidel (aka dreidle) is originated in Yiddish (meaning “to “turn).

Although spin tops are an internationally known toy, the Jewish spin top – the Dreidel (also Sevivon in Hebrew) was adopted by Jews around the world as a Hanukkah toy with the Hebrew letter Nun, Gimel, Heh, Poh that stands for Nes Gadol Haya Poh (“a big miracle took place here”, in Hebrew)

What is Hamsa? A Popular Luck Charm Around the Globe

What is Hamsa? A Popular Luck Charm Around the Globe

1 / September 15, 2011 10:52 AM

You can find Hamsa charms in oriental designs, Jewish Hamsa charms and Hamsa charms in modern designs made of fused glass, laser cut metals and more.

The term ‘evil eye’ refers to the common belief grounded in folklore that ill will and envious stares may bring about bad luck and misfortune. Used as a symbol to ward off the evil eye, Hamsa hand has been universally embraced. It has been adapted by Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and now by the western culture. So what is the meaning behind this popular luck charm

Sea of Spa Black Pearl Collection: Bringing the Dead Sea Home

Sea of Spa Black Pearl Collection: Bringing the Dead Sea Home

0 / September 5, 2011 1:09 PM

The Dead Sea, located on the border between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest point on the Earth’s surface. This body of water, which is known for its high salt content, has attracted millions of tourists over the years. While some are intrigued by the fact that a person can float in the Dead Sea as a result of its high salinity, many come to the Dead Sea to bathe in the water, rich in minerals and vitamins. Dead Sea minerals and extracts have been used for centuries for their healing qualities and have been fashioned into creams and lotions for the skin.

While some people may travel thousands of miles to visit the Dead Sea and bathe in the refreshing waters, product lines such as the Sea-Of-Spa Black Pearl allow people to enjoy the benefits of the Dead Sea minerals from wherever they might be throughout the world. The Israel-Catalog is proud to offer a wide selection of Dead Sea cosmetics from the Sea of Spa Black Pearl line

Getting to Know Hebrew Verbs

Getting to Know Hebrew Verbs

0 / August 31, 2011 5:15 PM

If you want to move from the basic understanding of certain Hebrew phrases to being able to carry out a whole conversation, you must learn to use Hebrew verbs properly. Learning to apply the verbs appropriate is an important step in learning the language on a deeper level. Verbs are the building blocks of a sentence structure. They convey action, intention or decision which give the sentence its true meaning. Without the use of verbs it is virtually impossible to convey something in a clear way.

Kabbalah symbols in today’s Israeli Jewelry

Kabbalah symbols in today’s Israeli Jewelry

2 / August 18, 2011 1:24 PM

The teachings of the Kabbalah have made a significant impact on the world and in Israel in particular. With a growing number of Kabbalah inspired objects, the Kabbalah has been introduced to the world of jewelry accessories which now enjoys a growing popularity

It’s All Subjective: Hebrew Dictionary by Subject

It’s All Subjective: Hebrew Dictionary by Subject

0 / August 17, 2011 11:58 AM

Have you ever wondered how you say deforestation in Hebrew? Or how you say oil spill, toxic waste or energy conservation? Well wonder no more! From basic subjects, such as food and drink and clothing and accessories, to more specialized topics such as plants, law and justice and the environment, the English Hebrew by Subject topic dictionary is an ideal and innovative resource

How to Blow the Shofar?

How to Blow the Shofar?

1 / July 28, 2011 3:22 PM

The shofar or ram’s horn has been used to call Jews together at least since the Exodus from Egypt (Yetziat Mizrayim). Young Man Blowing a Shofar Today it is played in the synagogue on weekdays after morning services (Shacharit) throughout [&hellip

Ana-Bekoach Prayer: A Voice from the Deep

Ana-Bekoach Prayer: A Voice from the Deep

1 / July 24, 2011 2:29 PM

The centuries-old Ana BeKoach prayer (also Ana BeCoach or Ana B’Koach) is believed to be composed in the 1st century CE by the great Kabbalist Rabbi Nehonia. The poem portrays the 72 names of G-d and consisted of seven lines. [&hellip