What could be better than the gift of personalized beauty? Handmade in the heart of Jerusalem, these beautiful designs of pure contemporary elegance are all available in your choice of English or Hebrew.
These amazing Torah scroll replicas have the look and feel of the real thing! Available in a variety of sizes and styles, they make a wonderful gift for a holiday, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or any special occasion.
An exclusive collection of stunning high quality anodized aluminum home décor from the Israeli's top modern designers. These elegant and durable works of art make a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special.
The new Koren Sacks Siddur has been designed to provide a new prayer experience that engages both the mind and the heart. The Siddur includes weekday, Shabbat, holiday and life cycle event tefillot, with all Torah and Haftara readings.
This extraordinary movie chronicles of one of the remarkable turning points in modern history, the birth of the State of Israel, including rare footage of Ben Gurion at the Declaration of Independence, scenes from the war as well as interviews with those who actually fought in it.
Show your love and support for the defenders of Israel - as well as your sense of fun - with this great t-shirt featuring the word Mossad with a Star of David above the phrase: The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations.
The wonderful, sweet taste of these natural honeys comes straight from their source in the "Land flowing with milk and honey"! This classic Israeli delicacy will make the perfect addition to your table on Rosh Hashanah or any time at all!
The 2011 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Kosher red wine which expresses the fruit flavors of the Holy Land, including ripe cherries, plums and berries, while layered with nuances of earth, tobacco, black tea and French oak. Experience the delicious taste of Israel!
This amazing collection of art is crafted from actual Kassam rockets fired into Israel by its enemies. Unforgettable works of art that symbolize the perseverance of the Jewish people and their notion of turning pain and suffering into beauty and joy.
Time to Revitalize! Composed of the 100% Dead Sea Extreme complex (water, seaweed and plant extracts), as well as extracts from Goji berries and Iceland Moss from the Himalayas, this age defying mixture of Dead Sea minerals and water is truly a gift of nature.
What makes Judaism different from other religions? What are the biblical sources for enigmatic Jewish observances? What is the meaning of the Hebrew blessings recited during each ritual? What does it all symbolize?
Certain rituals, symbols, and practices have long been associated with the Jewish People, but few non-Jews actually understand their biblical origins and their continuing significance in modern times. "Seven Keys to Jewish Life" explores the seven pillars of Judaism to reveal the manner in which Jews still live to this very day and the meaning behind their way of life.
1. The Sabbath: Known as "Shabbat" in Hebrew and "Shabbos" in Yiddish, the Jewish Sabbath is observed every Friday evening from one hour before sundown until Saturday evening one hour after sundown. It is a day filled with prayer, Torah study, family, and peace that remembers the Seventh Day of Creation, on which Jews are bidden to imitate the Lord's own rest. It is an occasion for songs of freedom and social justice praising the Holy One for removing the Hebrew slaves from oppression in the Land of Egypt, and for abstaining from the 39 categories of "m'lacha", labor, which He describes in His Torah.
"Seven Keys to Jewish Life" invites you to spend a Sabbath with a Jewish family and to participate in the most important rituals this People has observed every week since the Exodus from Egypt.
2. What is kosher?: The video takes you into a Jewish kitchen to clearly explain which foods are kosher and which are not, the biblical sources for "kashrut" (the Jewish body of Law that regulates the diet), and the practical observance thereof in modern times.
Did you know that every religious Jewish kitchen contains at least two (and many up to 6!) full sets of dishes? Did you ever notice any myster- ious symbols on the packaging of popular foods you purchase at the supermarket? These are the modern-day signs that the Chosen People of God are still observing His "Mitzvot" (Command- ments) even into the 21st century!
3. Chanuka: The "Festival of Lights" is an eight-day holiday that celebrates, as many know, a miracle of oil that occurred in ancient Temple times. Crucial to an understanding of the festiv- ities, though, is the history of the military victory of the Maccabees over the pagan Greek oppressors who had invaded the Holy Land.
An evening with a Jewish family elucidates the traditions, laws, songs, blessings of the lights and thanksgiving for victory and miracle... even which Jewish specialties are favorite Chanuka foods!
4. The Shofar: "Seven Keys to Jewish Life" takes you to a shofar-maker to see the step-by-step fashioning of a simple ram's horn into a majestic biblical instrument (the shofar) whose sound pleased the Lord and awakened the souls of His People to righteousness. Discussion of its biblical history and usage as well as its employment in rituals today is pierced by the sights and sounds of the blowing of the shofar in actual synagogue services.
5. Mezuzah: "...and write them (these, My Commandments) upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates" (Deuteronomy 6:9). This is the biblical source for those beautiful elongated boxes that grace every Jewish door- way. Inside are hand-written parchments of Torah passages that proclaim the Oneness and Majesty of God and this, His Commandment.
"Seven Keys to Jewish Life" opens up the mezuzah case to reveal its precious contents, travels to a traditional Jewish scribe to observe the writing thereof, and even stops in at a Jewish house-warming party, where a crowd of friends and family wait to enter until the blessing has been recited and the first mezuzah affixed to the doorpost of a new Jewish home.
6. Tefillin: "...Bind them as a sign upon your arm and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes" (Deuteronomy 6:8)