Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh

The holy Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh was born in Morocco, in the city Salé, to his father R’ Moshe. R’ Moshe was the son of Reb Chaim ben Atar Hazakon.
R’ Chaim ben Atar, the grandfather of the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh, was Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh’s rebbi, and he studied torah with him. The Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh was called with the identical name of his grandfather. The tradition in those days was that the name of the grandfather was given to the grandchildren, even while the grandfathers were alive.


Peki’in | Cave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

The Cave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai is located in the Druze occupied village of Peki’in, North Israel. It was in this location that Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai hid with his son Rabbi Elazar to escape a death sentence from the ruling Roman government. Upon their arrival, a carob tree miraculously sprouted near the entrance of the cave to provide them […]


Old City of Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem is one of the most special places on Earth! At the heart of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian religions, this one-kilometer area in the center of Jerusalem is beyond words and cannot be missed. The Old City is home to the Western Wall (aka Wailing Wall and in Hebrew Kotel). This is the last remaining wall of what was once the […]