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Kabbalah symbols

The Kabbalah has a series of symbols, the understanding of which is essential for all those embracing this new vision of the world. The majority of these symbols is essentially of Judaic nature and each of them can be taken separately and analyzed as such. The following paragraphs shall present in brief the main aspects of the Kabbalah symbols, with [...]

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The significance of the Kabbalah

The Kabbalah has been embraced by many well-known celebrities, which generated massive interest towards its main ideas and development.A definition of the Kabbalah varies depending on its form of manifestation – either as the religious form of Judaism, or the more occultist New Age version displayed nowadays. Essentially, the Kabbalah is a set of teachings aiming to explain the existing relationship [...]

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About Evil Eye Jewelry

In order to escape the effects of the evil eye, people have devised, throughout time, a series of amulets, talismans, phrases and rituals which could be worn and or performed when necessary. Of these, the most attractive nowadays are the talismans and amulets which have been turned into impressive pieces of jewelry. These pieces of jewelry essentially feature [...]

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The True Meaning of the "Evil Eye"

Its most common representation is a dark blue circle at the exterior, a white one, a light blue circle on the inside and a black small bead at the center. While some might think this is a great piece of jewelry, or a symbol of some kind, this is, in fact, the expression of the strongest superstition ever existing. [...]

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Jewish bar mitzvah

It is common in Judaism that when children come of age, this form of maturity should be celebrated accordingly. Such a celebration is called a ”Bar Mitzvah” in the case of a boy and ”Bat Mitzvah” in the case of a girl – ”bar” has Aramaic roots and means ”boy”, while ”bat” means ”girl”. ”Mitzvah” can be translated as [...]

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Jewish films

It is hard to state what makes a movie Jewish – its actors being Jewish, its producer being Jewish or its setting and main plot being Jewish-related? In some cases, all three elements are present, in some only one or two. However, most film critics consider these films to be Jewish. The following paragraphs shall present several movies which are branded [...]

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Israeli Products

There are many products of Israeli origin which are currently purchased by people who are unfortunately unaware of their roots. Knowing a product’s origins might be useful in the future usage, but sometimes it has little effect on the respective usage. However, it is our belief that one should be aware of the origins of the products he/she uses in [...]

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Holy Land travel guide - Part 2

A visit to the Holy Land should not be focused entirely on the religious-related sites, as Israel is a vibrant country with many cultural assets waiting to be explored and experienced by the traveler. That is why, this second part of the travel guide introduces the traveler to a different manner of traveling – not seeking to visit museums and [...]

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Holy Land travel guide - Part 1

A trip to the Holy Land is an opportunity to visit all those places referred to in the Torah, which have had a great role in shaping the Judaism one experiences today. However, a trip to the Holy Land can and should have two components: on the one hand visiting the religious-related sites and on the other, visiting museums, [...]

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Famous Jewish artists

Given that previous articles have dealt with a plethora of ancient or modern Jewish artists, the present article shall focus on contemporary ones. Analyzing the artists of a specific people is a rather difficult endeavor, due to the fact that there are so many areas to cover – music, theater, film, painting, sculpture, etc. As a result, the following paragraphs [...]

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