One might argue that the primary goal of Jewish rituals and laws are to separate the holy from the mundane, to sanctify existence and make the world into a place where the Divine may dwell.
During Elul, the 12th month of the Jewish calendar that leads to the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, prayer becomes evermore important to the Jewish people. During this time, Jewish academics and Rabbis say that prayer has a special ability to effect change in one’s life – especially in the land of Israel.
The color blue, or in Hebrew “techelet,” was a prominent color for Jews in ancient times. The blue dye extraction and application is used in making the tzitzit tassels. The heavenly and mysterious color, mentioned 49 times in the Hebrew Bible, was later chosen as the central color of the flag of Israel.