Weekly Torah Portion: The Half-Shekel

The following is a taste of our Israel Bible Reading Plan. Follow the weekly portion with summaries, insights and lively conversation. To register, click here. Our portion opens with God’s instructions on how to take a census. Rather than count the people straight up,...
Jerusalem

Jerusalem

The word Jerusalem appears over 600 times in the Bible.  This map features places in and around Jerusalem that are mentioned in the Bible, specifically in II Samuel 5:7, 15:30 and Jeremiah 1:1. Jerusalem is the capital of modern-day Israel and the ancestral capital of...