Wednesday, January 20, 2010



We are the thanking HaShem for the much needed rain for the past three days. The Kinneret is filling up!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hamat Teveria- Ancient Synagogue

Simchat Artzenu recently enjoyed a visit to the ancient synagogue at Hamat Teveria dating from the 4th century. One of the key remains is the mosaic floor which has been remarkably preserved and belongs to the Severus Synagogue. There are three inscriptions in the mosaic: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. This is extremely significant from the Talmudic period. It is evident in the inscriptions how paganism influenced the designer.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hannukah Beit- House Dedication

We recently had a Hannukah Beit or House Dedication for our new home in Teveria. Follow the link to see the photos: