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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
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Archaeology
Gold scarab with symbol of Pharaoh Seti I set in a ring found in a 3,300 year old coffin in the Jezreel Valley
 

Rare Ancient Coffin in Jezreel Valley Holds Egyptian Pharaoh’s Signet Ring

Posted on: April 9th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

A gold signet ring naming Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I was found in an ancient coffin in the Jezreel Valley.

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The Gihon Spring still flows in Jerusalem
 

Archaeologists Inaugurate King Solomon’s Coronation Site

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

In a secret ceremony held Tuesday, officials inaugurated the site of King Solomon's coronation in the City of David.

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Several of 11 Second Temple period coffins that Israel and PA Arabs were in the midst of stealing before being caught.
 

Arabs Caught Red-Handed Stealing Second Temple Coffins

Posted on: March 31st, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

The Jews who were ready to buy Second Temple history are no less guilty than the Arabs who stole and tried to sell it.

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Design of new Mandel Archaeology complex in Jerusalem
 

US Donation to Israel for Largest Middle East Archaeology Library

Posted on: March 18th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

Israel’s image of an archaeological center of the world gets a new boost.

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Happy Purim? One of 11 of the oldest masks in the world on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
 

Oldest Known Masks in the World on Display in Israel

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

A new display in Jerusalem is showcasing the oldest-known masks in the world, believed to have originated 9,000 years ago, long before Purim. The 11 masks are made of stones and were discovered in the Judean desert near Jerusalem. Experts believe the masks were meant to look like skulls, with each displaying a unique personality […]

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A worker of the Israel Antiquities Authority sews fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls, in a preservation laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
 

New Texts Found in ‘Dead Sea Scroll’ Caves

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.

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Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]

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Aerial photograph of the 2300-year-old village discovered outside Jerusalem.
 

2,300-Year-Old Village Discovered Outside Jerusalem

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).

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Part of the treasure of ancient pottery that was fished out of the Mediterranean Sea and stored in the basement of a home in northern Israel.
 

‘Sunken Treasure Chest’ of Ancient Pottery found in Woman’s Basement

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

“Hello, Israel Antiquities Authority? Look, I am cleaning out my basement and there is a whole bunch of pottery and other stuff here that my family of fishermen left me. Maybe you guys want the junk so my grandchildren can see it in the future?” That is not a direct quote, but is closer to […]

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Ancient Water Tunnel Discovered in Jerusalem

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the train station in the southern part of the city. Both the tunnel and a stone column head at its opening, belonging to a state structure dating back to the kings […]

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View of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Tel Rumeida neighborhood, where archaeologists have begun digging in hopes of finding remnants of King David's Palace.
 

New Dig in Hebron Aimed at Uncovering King David’s Palace

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

'All the elders of Israel came to the king [David] to Hebron, and King David made a convenient with them in Hebron… In Hebron, he was king over Judea for seven years and six months…. (Samuel 2, Ch. 5).'

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One of the  2,000-year-old fabrics discovered near the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
 

Researchers Find Ancient Fabrics in Colors Noted in Jewish Sources

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.

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Israel to Display Ancient Jewish Texts from Afghanistan

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

A special event next week at the National Library of Israel will debut a display of ancient Jewish texts found in a cave in Afghanistan. The library purchased 29 of the discovered texts. The texts are approximately 1,000 years old and were written in either ancient Persian or Arabic. They are predominantly legal or commercial documents, except […]

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The ancient Bible, in an Aramaic dialect, will be shown in the Ankara Museum of Ethnography.
 

1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home in Turkey

Posted on: December 14th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

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Fountain and plumblng, lower left, and remains of 900-year-old home in Old Ramle.
 

Highway Work Uncovers 900-Year-0ld Fountain in Garden

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Development of a modern highway has unearthed the discovery of an Islamic period fountain in a private garden outside the richer ares of Old Ramla, near the airport.

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The uncovered building.
 

First: Hasmonean Building Uncovered in the City of David

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

It is only now that remains of a building from this period in the city’s history are being exposed.

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PA Caught Digging in Area of Maccabee Era Artifacts

Posted on: November 27th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The Palestinian Authority for years has been trying to destroy evidence of the existence of the Holy Temples, and new fears have arisen that they may try to the same in a Gush Etzion location of artifacts from the Hashmonean Dynasty, when the Miracle of Hanukkah occurred. Artifacts and remnants of a fortress dating back […]

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 6,000-year-old cultic temple and a  10,000-year-old building near Beit Shemesh.
 

Archaeologists Discover 10,000 Years of History near Beit Shemesh

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Archaeologists are having a field day in excavations prior to the widening of a highway west of Jerusalem and have found evidence of the change from a rural to urban society 5,000 years ago.

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American and Israel archaeologists have unearthed in Israel what is believed to be the largest and older wine cellar in the Near East
 

Archaeologists Find Largest, Oldest Near East Wine Cellar in Israel

Posted on: November 24th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The Land of Milk and Honey also is the Land of Wine, not only today with wines that have won world prizes but also 3,700 years ago, according to a new discovery by a US-led archaeological team.

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Palestinian Authority thieves caused irreversible damage to archaeological sites dating from the Second Temple period.
 

PA Archaeological Thief Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Artifacts

Posted on: November 17th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Archaeological artifacts are some of Israel’s most cherished treasures. They also are cherished by thieves, but the Antiquities Authority has caught one of them, a PA Arab, red-handed.

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