“On This Day,” King David Purchases Jebusite Threshing Floor

King David purchases the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite and, according to one classic rabbinic opinion, the
entire city of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). That threshing floor, the place where he intends to offer sacrifices, is now called the Har HaBayit (Temple Mount) in Yerushalayim.

Enemies of Israel Pay the Price

Earl Cox

Let us run, with Israel, toward this band of giants who share not just the attitude of the Goliath of old, but also the same errors in judgment.

Ancient Grazing Did Not Deplete Land, Made it More Fertile

The ancient Israelites were a pastoral people, and there were many shepherds among them. Grazing sheep, goats and other domestic animals was the profession of many biblical figures, including the patriarchs Abraham and Jacob, the Twelve Tribes, Moses, David and the prophet Amos. Metaphorically, the term “shepherd” is also used many times in the Bible to denote God.

Return of the Biblical Harp

After more than 2,000 years, the prophetic sound David’s harp is heard once again in Jerusalem. When the Third Temple is rebuilt, these biblical harps will return, once again to be used in Jewish worship.