15.02.2011 11.Adar l, 5771
Heart-shaped candies, pretty cards and lots of xoxoxo… no wonder Valentine’s Day has become a favorite holiday in Israel too.
Every February 14, across the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.
The history of Valentine's Day and its patron saint is shrouded in mystery.
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome, when Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, and outlawed marriage for young men….