Did you know that every synagogue in the world is built facing Jerusalem? Since both Europe and the United States are west of Jerusalem, their synagogues were traditionally built facing east. But in any part of the world, when a synagogue is built, it always faces Jerusalem. Thus, whenever a Jew prays, he faces this Holy City. Focus your heart on the blessings of the Holy Land with a beautiful Blessing for the Home in English and Hebrew, courtesy of Meir Panim.
According to Jewish tradition, a lot! Not onyl do we believe in the power of names and their meaning an legacy but there is also a special quality to names which are recorded in writing or cherished as pieces of jewelry.
Today’s photo by Boruch Len shows the largest synagogue in the world, the Belz synagogue in Jerusalem. It is a beautiful replica of one that was destroyed by the Nazis in Belz, Poland. Its rebuilding in the Holy City symbolizes the eternity of the Jewish people.
Shalom, Rebbe! I have been “home” several times but last November spent the largest part of two weeks in the Biblical Heartland ~ Judea and Samaria. Best “Connect to Israel” trip I have EVER been on. It blesses me GREATLY when you have so many pictures portraying areas most people do not know of. Beitar, Gamla and many others have been awesome!!! Todah rabah!!! B’rachot, Batyah (Harrison, Arkansas)
Thank you for the words of blessing we receive each day. Scotland needs your blessing as I do- Helen Clark