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In 1951 an 11-year-old Israeli girl named Nechama Frankel wrote a letter to a newspaper. She proposed that Israel establish a special day for mothers. As refugees from Poland, her family was used to honoring mothers and celebrating Mother’s Day as an important occasion. Nechama suggested that Mother’s Day be celebrated on the birthday of Henrietta Szold. Szold was an Israeli heroine. She founded the organization called Youth Aliyah. This organization rescued over 30,000 children from the Nazis. Sadly Henrietta had no children of her own. However, she spent her life championing children’s rights and was considered by many the mother of all the children her organization rescued.
Names play an important role in our personal identity. Your name connects you to your family and to your life. Names have a significant role in the Jewish religion. For this reason, Jews who live outside of Israel are usually given two sets of names: a secular name and a religious name. The secular name is used in all non-religious aspects of life and reflects the culture and language of the person. The religious name is a Hebrew name by which he or she is known to G-d. This name is very precious
During Hanukkah, it is customary to give the children “Maot” which is Hebrew for coins or little money so they’d be encouraged to donate some for a good cause and learn to appreciate the value of money. Coins have two sides and so does our story of Hanukkah. It literally has a light side and a dark side and we are going to discover both
I admit it. I‘ve got it too. We live in a digital era. With every new upgrade of your mobile and shrinking of an I-pad, you are expected to become more and more available to, well, everyone. That is why there is no wonder it is very hard to find a single moment of complete peace and silence – a true moment of coming into oneself, gazing within and talking to G-d quietly. I am grateful for Yom Kippur because I get the break I need from my fast-paced life to find the words, my own private words and call G-d
Rosh Hashanah is the appropriately designated Hebrew name of the first of Jewish holidays. It literally translates to”Head of the year”. Rosh HaShanah is celebrated in the first two days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. This holiday carries with it a spectrum of significance in the spirit of new beginnings. It is believed that Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of a period where the important books of the heavens are opened for review and all people are examined closely. The fate of everyone is carefully considered by the one and only G-d based on their deeds and merits.
It is tremendously satisfying to be able to give an Israeli soldier the joy or Purim. Show a young defender of Israel that you care,that they are not alone, and that we are all part of Israel. For Purim 2012 we offered a basket full of goodies for only $19.90. We delivered the goodies to an IDF soldier on your behalf with a note from you.
Tu B’Av is an ancient celebration of love which helps us move from a period of mourning to thinking about new beginnings. Albeit the little attention it receives in comparison to other Jewish holidays such as Rosh Ha’Shana, Purim or Passover; Tu B’Av is perceived as THE most joyous day of the Jewish calendar.
Av means "Father" in Hebrew and Tisha B‘Av is calling for deep examination of our relationship with our Father in Heaven and connects us to strong feelings of yearning that He may descend and find His home re-built on Earth. Tisha B‘Av is not about saddness without hope. It holds a promise of reunification with the Lord and rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
It is known as the Festival of Weeks, Festival of Reaping, Day of the First Fruits and is generally celebrated around Israel on Kibbutzim and Moshavim which are villages where people gather for picnics. Shavuot is celebrated by Dancing and singing followed by a parade of agricultural products and equipment, such as tractors and wagons used to bring in the harvest.
Hurricane Sandy is no longer a threat but it got me thinking. Can a hurricane of such a scale hit the Holy Land? What would happen if it did? When such a storm hit coasts of a huge continent such as America to wreak its havoc, you cannot help but think about what you cherish and what people may have lost during the storm. What are some of the environmental threats Israel has to contend with?
64 years ago Israel was re-born! The original Jesus Boat Store is proudly offering Independence Day Specials. Visit our Independence Day page and click on a product, below the picture you will see the special offering on 2 items with savings of up to 20%! These Israel products are a great way to show your support of Israel and the IDF.
As night falls on the 18th of April the State of Israel commences a 24 hour period of mourning for those murdered in the Holocaust. Called HaShoah, the Catastrophe, in Hebrew, the Holocaust took 6 million Jewish victims, of which 1.5 million were children. Please donate a tree to the Holocaust Children‘s Forest in remembrance of their lives.
As spring moves into Israel the winter rains come to a close. The sun warms the Land bringing nourishment and life. Spring - a time of renewal and spectacular beauty in Israel. Wild flowers are bursting with glory from northern Galilee to the desert of Eilat. Feel the renewal of the Holy Land with specially priced new Edom Dead Sea Cosmetics Kits. The Jesus Boat Shop also has items featuring lovely wildflowers of Israel.
As Yeshua‘s Last Supper was the Passover Seder, celebrating Passover is a wonderful way to explore the Jewish Root of your faith. The Jesus Boat Shop wants to encourage you by offering a beautiful variety of Passover products in our Passover Shop including Seder Plates, Matzah Covers, Haggadahs. Need help choosing? Feel free to contact us!
Shalom to all our dear friends and customers. JesusBoat.com made some great improvements. We are now faster and have an updated look. With our new system we are able to offer you better coupons and specials. We invite you to explore JesusBoat.com. We think you are going to love it! Please contact us with any technical difficulties.