The Kuzari book and the ibn Yahya family

The Kuzari book and the ibn Yahya family

By Dr. Gil Dekel When Yehuda Halevi’s philosophical book ha-Kuzari was completed circa 1140, the moveable-type printing press was not invented as yet. And so, the book was copied by hand for over 350 years. Then, in the year 1506, the book was finally printed for the...
King David Dynasty: the Charlap family ascension.

King David Dynasty: the Charlap family ascension.

The ancestry lineage from King David down to the Exilarchs, Ibn Yahya (בן חיים) family, and Charlap (חרל”פ) family. — David, 2nd king of lsrael and Judah. b. ca 1040 B.C.E. Reigned ca 1004-968 {or 970, the year he died} B.C.E. {Reigned over the United Kingdom of Israel. Buried at King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel. דוד המלך. דָּוִד בֶּן יִשַׁי}.

The personal driver of the first President of Israel.

The personal driver of the first President of Israel.

By Tikva Vineshtock, 2021. (Based on my column in ‘MaAriv’ newspaper, 17 November 1952.)Translated from Hebrew by Dr. Gil Dekel.  [גרסא עיברית למטה]   On 9 November 1952 (תשי”ג), Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel, passed away. Immediately I have...
The Book of Destiny – Toledot Charlap – Chapter XXVI

The Book of Destiny – Toledot Charlap – Chapter XXV

Charlap {חרל”פ} was the ancestral honorary title of our family. {The surnames} Ser and Kiejsmacher were arbitrary names assigned near the beginning of the nineteenth century. The Charlaps were descended from King David. Relatives who belonged on totally different branches of the family tree and who had never had connections with one another presented documents claiming Davidic ancestry.

Symbols of Feelings and Extraction of Knowledge:

A critical and practical exploration of the process of extraverted poetrymaking. By Dr. Gil Dekel.   Key-words Words Observation Beauty Love Atoms Attention Consciousness Inspiration Creation.   Introduction Poets are often seen as sentimentalists who...
Design Course – with Dr. Gil Dekel

Design Course – with Dr. Gil Dekel

Conceptual Art Composition Typography Research skills Inspiration in art and design Abstraction in art and design The Creative Thinking Process Learning To See: concepts in photography UX and UC...
Art activities for children

Art activities for children

Simple, cheap and easy arts you can do with the kids. I have tried all the activities here; some worked well, others could be improved (I noted in the post what could be improved, so that you know when you try out). All posts below are embedded from my Facebook page....
Israel

Israel

Haifa-2015-(20)Bahá’í World Centre. Haifa, Israel. (Photo: Gil Dekel, 2015). Rosh-Hanikra-(5)Rosh HaNikra. Caves and tunnels formed by the sea in the soft chalk rock. Israel. (Photo: Gil Dekel, 2019). Haifa-2019-(15)College (High School) in Haifa, Israel....
Is mathematics a form of ‘religion’?

Is mathematics a form of ‘religion’?

By Paul Hartal.I believe that the esoteric revelations in Pascal’s triangle are embedded in the holographic structure of the transcendental cosmos, because the whole is present in every part. Thus, the hidden message emanates from the omnipresent fabric of the...
Feminism: not just for females.

Feminism: not just for females.

TEDx presentation by Yael-Louise Dekel, 13-years-old student at Cantell School. Feedback, comments? Please submit below… Transcript – click to read... Today, I’ll be talking about feminism, a simple yet complex topic. Simple in ideals, yet complex in the way...
Ideas for art projects

Ideas for art projects

By Gil and Natalie Dekel. Below are ideas for art projects that we are planning to carry in our gallery – but the ideas are not complete. They are still general, in a proposal stage, and need some reshaping before we can actually produce them. We are sharing the ideas...
‘The Prince of Hampshire’

‘The Prince of Hampshire’

By Gil Dekel. As part of my PhD research in 2006 I have developed a character The ‘Prince of Hampshire’. The character personified elements of quantum physics, inspiration, and creativity, and allowed me to share ideas about the power of words, through performance and...
Message to Loved One

Message to Loved One

It feels as if only a thin veil separates us from them. If you could send a message to loved one who passed away, what would you say? Write and share your message to loved one here: If you are human, leave this field blank. Your name Your message to your loved one *...
A Meditation for Releasing the Past and for Welcoming the New

A Meditation for Releasing the Past and for Welcoming the New

By Gil and Yael-Louise Dekel. You’ve been holding on to your worries for so long that you cannot remember what it feels like to be free, to not to have worries. Or maybe you are under a false illusion that you are fine, that you are happy while deep inside something...
Natalie and Gil ‘State of The Art’ Centre

Natalie and Gil ‘State of The Art’ Centre

Natalie and Gil’s  ‘State of The Art’ Centre Art & Wellbeing space: Meditations, Yoga, Arts, Reiki & Psychic development. Contact / Book a visit here   March 2019 – currently showing   Free Chakra Art Exhibition. Free. Until end Sep 2019....