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Hoshen 12 tribes of Israel

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Hoshen represents the 12 tribes of Israel. The Jewish High Priest's breastplate from the days of Jerusalem's Holy Temple.-Exodus 28:15-29. The Hoshen stones are the 12 stones found in the sacred breastplate, known as the Hoshen that is worn by the Israelite High Priests. The Hoshen functioned as a mediator between God and the twelve tribes of Israel. The stones symbolized the connection between the ambitions of man and nature's perfection. The Twelve Hoshen Stones are listed below: Carnelian/Ruby - Reuven -  Topaz - Shimon -  Emerald - Levi -  Garnet - Yehuda -  Sapphire - Yissachar - Diamond- Zevulun - Citrine - Dan -  Agate - Naphtali -  Amethyst - Gad -  Aquamarine - Asher -  Onyx - Yosef -  Jasper - Binyamin 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Olive Wood From Bethlehem

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These unique products are artistically hand crafted from olive wood, from a tree that has been growing in the Holy Land for hundreds of years. The wood has undergone a natural, five year drying process, which ensures its eternal stability. The great age of the tree lends the wood its naturally artistic forms. 

Olive wood is native to the Holy Land. There are olive trees in Israel that are thousands of years old. The trees in the Garden of Gethsemane date back over 2000 years. Olive trees are grown throughout the region in particular in the hills around Jerusalem and in the Galilee.  

In Israel it is illegal to destroy a Biblical tree, No trees are cut down to make any of our olive wood products they are made from annual clippings.

 

 

 

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Inspirational Jewelry

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Elegant and unique jewelry from the Holy-land, handmade pieces in silver and gold, Roman Glass set in silver and gold, Eilat Stone set in silver and gold, and Hebrew inscribed jewelry, Davidov Jewelry has been manufacturing jewelry in Israel since 1993, Producing the original scripture and Kabala jewelry.

All their work is fabricated from 925 sterling silver combined with gold. The entire process is done in Israel while maintaining a high level of finish. The jewelry is unique and a perfect souvenir for you from Israel the Holy Land.

Some of the blessing on our jewelry: "God Bless You And Protect You" "I Am My Beloved's, And My Beloved Is Mine" "Hear O Israel, The Lord Our God Is One" "The Angels Of God Will Protect All Your Ways"

                                               

 

 

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The Torah Crown Meaning

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The Scrolls of the Law that contain the Five Books of Moses are a central part of the Jewish faith and the synagogue. These holy scrolls, handwritten on parchment according to centuries old traditions and laws are the center of Jewish worship, holy and revered.

The Torah Crown is the oldest recorded Torah ornament, first mentioned by medieval Jewish theologian, rabbi and scholar Rabbi Hai Sherira in the 11th century CE.

The original Torah crowns derived from the ancient custom of crowning the individual who was called up to read the final portion of the Torah during the Simchat Torah festival.

 

 

 

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Recovery Of The Galilee Boat

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When the boat sank, some 2,000 years ago, it began filling up with silt until much of its lower hull was encapsulated in a packed-mud time bubble, which slowed down the setting in of decay. However, the damaged inner cells of the wood had decayed and been replaced with water. Even when the boat appeared to be well preserved, the timber was in fact soft and spongy.

Excavation efforts concentrated on extricating the boat in one piece. The major problem confronting the excavators from the start was the need to protect the timber from drying, which would have led to shrinkage and deformation. 

 

 

 

 

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The Discovery Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

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In mid January 1986 during a dramatic drop in The Sea Of Galilee's water due to severe droughts that had left the area dry, Moshe and Yuval Lufan two brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, were walking along the west shore when they discovered the outlines of a boat buried in the mud. 

The vessel had been buried in and protected by the seabeds sediments, encasing it in an anaerobic state and protecting it from bacteria and decay.

The Lufan brothers notified the Israel Antiquities Authority and an exciting marathon archaeological excavation commenced. The fragile ancient boat was carefully extracted from the mud. 

 

 The Discovery Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

 

 

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The Story Of The Ancient Galilee Boat

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This is the story of the dicovery, excavation and conservation of the Ancient Galilee boat. Moshe and Yuval Lufan, brothers and fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar, discovered the boat buried in the mud on the west shore of the Sea Of Galilee in an area which is normally underwater, drought and a receding shoreline had left this area dry. The discovery of the boat rocked the archaeological and spiritual world. Never before had such a complete ancient vessel been found so complete.

Through scientific dating, the ancient boat was positively dated to the First Century C.E. Once the boat was positively dated to the time of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

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The Untold Story Of Tiberias

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Tiberias is named after the Roman emperor. It was established in 20 A.D by Herod's son, Herod Antipas. Here the Jewish residents aided the Christians in their struggle against the Byzantines. During the Crusader Period there were many Christians here. In recent times,the city has had a comeback for religious Judaism.

 

 

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The Sea Of Galilee.

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The Sea of Galilee, which is technically a lake referred to as a sea merely for historical reasons, is a large freshwater lake in Israel. It is approximately 53 km in circumference, about 21 km long, and 13 km wide. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth..

 

 

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Feeding the Multitudes

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Feeding the multitude is a term used to refer to two separate miracles of Jesus reported in the Gospels.
he first miracle, "the Feeding of the 5,000", is the only miracle (apart from Jesus' resurrection) which is recorded in all four canonical Gospels.....

 

 

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