Peki’in and Jerusalem are the only two places in Israel where Jews have been living, uninterrupted, since the Temple’s destruction. By: Rabbi Ari Enkin, Rabbinic Director, United with Israel In my last article on the festival of Lag Ba’omer, I mentioned Peki’in, a primarily Druze town in northern Israel that has a significant, albeit neglected,… Read more »
On a tiny hilltop in the middle of the Elah Valley, near the city of Beit Shemesh, an ancient city was uncovered, with features and details that seem to match the biblical account of the region. Whether this discovery provides physical evidence of the existence of a Davidic stronghold in the Elah Valley is the… Read more »
The third small neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem was called Nahalat Shiva (meaning the inheritance of the seven), named because seven families originally got together and decided to buy property and build a neighborhood there.