The Historian R. Gedalya Ibn Yahya

The Historian R. Gedalya Ibn Yahya

By Dr. Abraham David. Edited by Dr. Gil Dekel. The closing period of the Middle Ages, from the Spanish Expulsion until the late sixteenth century, saw the appearance of Jewish historiographical compositions of varied length and quality. The majority were written by...
The Origin of the Surname Charlap – מקור השם חרל”פ

The Origin of the Surname Charlap – מקור השם חרל”פ

By Dr. Gil Dekel [לעיברית, ראו למטה] The Surname Charlap is acronym (such as the example of Rambam, which stands for Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon). There are several suggestions to the meaning of the acronym of Charlap. There are also two roles the name served: at first the...
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}.

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...
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....
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...
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   Planned for April 2022   Global Art for Peace. Details to follow. Free entry.   March 2019...
Graphic Design Brief

Graphic Design Brief

The inventor Charles Kettering is famously quoted as saying:“a problem well-stated is half-solved.”The first step in any design project is to define the problem that the design should solve. You want to understand the goals and objectives – the purpose of the...
Crystal Meditations Series

Crystal Meditations Series

Release the mind and follow your spirit in these guided meditations of the higher realm. With Natalie and Gil Dekel. This is just a sample. Buy access to the full meditation! Pay anything you want from £7 to £77 to gain access. After payment you will be directed to...
The Energy book: Restoring your sense of wellbeing and health

The Energy book: Restoring your sense of wellbeing and health

The Energy book: Restoring your sense of wellbeing and health PDF download - Buy Now (£14) Print Copy - Amazon USA Print Copy - Amazon UK Extract from the book: More and more people are becoming aware that there is more to life than the physical appearances…  There is...
How to set-up a website, and develop quality content

How to set-up a website, and develop quality content

By Gil Dekel, PhD. I will share a few tips based on my own experience of designing, developing and managing websites. What to consider when setting-up a website? A domain name Hosting What content to upload (I will explain how to develop quality content) The...
Shavuot – what is the meanings of the Ten Commandments?

Shavuot – what is the meanings of the Ten Commandments?

with Gil Dekel, PhD. Shavuot commemorates the ancient story of receiving the Ten Commandments. Why do we have 10 commandments?  Why don’t we have 9, 7 or 6?  The reason is that the number 10 consists of the figures 1 and 0. 1 + 0 equals 1. 1 is a symbolic...
MatzaArt

MatzaArt

with Gil Dekel. Make art from Matzot: a creative artistic way to use your left-over Matzot from Pesach, and a great way to engage the kids… (A Matza is a unleavened flatbread biscuit used for Passover Seder.) © Gil Dekel. 16 April 2017. All arts and photos by...