This is the story of an Israeli metal worker living on the Gaza border, who takes actual kassam rockets fired into Israel and creates stunning hand sculpted roses. A modern day version of "beating swords into plowshares" (Isaiah 2:4).
The message is clear: While its' enemies attempt to wipe it off the map, Israel stands for hope and peace. It's about turning destruction into items of beauty and growth. Each rose is mounted on a metal base in the shape of Israel, "growing" from Sderot, where most of the rockets have landed. A plaque marks the year and month that the rocket fell.
Israel has been portrayed as the aggressor by the UN's Goldstone Report - ignoring the fact that over 12,000 rockets have fallen in Israel and denying Israel's basic right of self-defense. This rose is a piece of history - living proof that Israel endured these rockets for so many years, yet continues to flourish. We hope that the rose is a very limited edition item!
Our call to action is simple: Help us build shelters to protect the citizens of Israel. Ashkelon is a much larger city than Sderot, well within missile range and is very unprotected. A significant portion of the proceeds from each rose goes directly to Operation Lifeshield (operationlifeshield.org) to build shelters in Ashkelon. Rockets into Roses has received lots of press including CBN, The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, to name a few.
Alongside the Jordan River, just below the Sea of Galilee, lies a protected aquifer, dating back to biblical times. Its' pristine, great tasting water is blessed with an abundance of healthy minerals, creating a refreshingly pure experience for both body and soul. In the Book of Genesis (26:19), the waters of Israel are called Living Waters, inspiring our product to be named Genesis Living Waters of Israel. This unique natural mineral water product is bottled right at the source in Israel but tastes heavenly!
Our distinguished, uniquely shaped, recyclable PET bottle is enveloped in a crystal clear state-of-the-art label with images of Israel's flowing streams that can be seen "through the water". Our product stands up to the finest imported mineral waters on the market today but has significant added value: Every element of this bottled water was designed and produced in Israel, enabling consumers to enjoy the water of Israel while directly benefiting the people of Israel.
Genesis means "new beginning", and in response to the devastating attacks upon the citizens of Israel, a significant portion of the profits is donated to organizations that provide relief to Israel's victims of terror and their families.
We believe in standing united with Israel and are delighted to introduce the Living Waters of Israel to the American market. Every bottle purchased directly supports the people of Israel in many ways. Our hope is to turn these Living Waters into Giving Waters - and as it says in Genesis (12:3), those who bless Israel will be blessed!
We are deeply committed to promoting Jerusalem as the eternal, undivided capital of Israel.
Our commemorative coin was designed to honor and promote the unique splendor and spirit of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Coin, the first in a series is available in pure 24 karat gold as well as .999 fine silver and proof-like nickel. This limited edition treasure has been crafted with uncompromising quality, elegance and beauty.
The coin's artwork was commissioned to Moshe Braun, a well known artist and scribe. It features the verse "Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem" (Psalm 122:6) in Hebrew and English, as well as a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem with the holy Temple standing on high. The reverse side depicts a beautiful rendition of the Temple Menorah.
The coin is offered with an authentic Jerusalem Stone stand, carved to resemble an actual stone of the "Kotel" (western wall), the last remaining testament to the ancient Temple. The stand is engraved with the verse "I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem" (Isaiah 62:6). A smaller version of the coin is available as a silver pendant. People love holding a piece of Jerusalem in their hand and keeping it close to their heart!
Every purchase supports the City of David Foundation, an organization dedicated to the preservation, development and revitalization of King David's 'ancient Jerusalem' and to maintaining a united Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. The Jerusalem Coin is the best investment you can make in the future of Jerusalem.