What can we learn from a grape?

What can we learn from a grape?

Chapter five of Isaiah presents one of the most famous parables in the Bible, known as the song of the vineyard. In it, Isaiah gathers the people together to pass judgment on a disobedient vineyard. Despite the owner’s efforts to care for the vineyard that he loves (a...
It takes effort and perseverance to achieve success

It takes effort and perseverance to achieve success

This verse contains a list of the seven special agricultural products of the Land of Israel. These seven species are somehow connected to the land and are considered special in some way. This is seen in the fact that every year, the first of these fruits to ripen are...
Why do we eat pomegranates on the Jewish New Year?

Why do we eat pomegranates on the Jewish New Year?

The pomegranate is one of the seven special agricultural species of the Land of Israel (Deuteronomy 8:8). It has always been a symbol of beauty. Its unique shape is a favorite design element, appearing on the priestly garments and on the pillars at the entrance to the...
Who is Jael?

Who is Jael?

Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite, acted as a warrior on behalf of the Nation of Israel during the battle against the Canaanites. Recognizing that they were going to be defeated by the Israelites, the Canaanite general Sisera ran away from the battlefield and sought...
Why are the Jewish people compared to stars?

Why are the Jewish people compared to stars?

Hannah’s prayer of thanksgiving, recorded in I Samuel 2, is considered a model prayer. In her time, there was still no established liturgy, and there was not yet any concept of organized prayer among the Israelites. Hannah’s prayer was a spontaneous expression of her...