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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
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
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Archaeology
The excavation of an early Canaanite home is taking place right next door to the moshav homes.
 

Stone Age, Canaanite, Arrowheads and Blades Found in Judean Foothills

Posted on: June 30th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Archaeological excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority done prior to laying down a sewer line turned up evidence of human habitation 9,000 years ago.

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This small ceramic lamp was probably used by Jews hiding in the Great Revolt during the siege of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago
 

Archaeologists Find 2,000-Year-Old Evidence of Siege in Jerusalem

Posted on: June 27th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

History records the siege of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, but archaeologists never have found evidence of the famine that plagued Jews – until now.

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Archeological digging at Siebenberg Museum.
 

Jerusalem Home Harbors Buried Second Temple Artifacts

Posted on: June 26th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The Siebenberg House Museum in Jerusalem’s Old City Reopens to Public.

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Newly-discovered section of an ancient highway that led from Yafo (Jaffa) to Jerusalem during the Roman Empire
 

Section of 1,800-Year-Old Road Discovered in Jerusalem

Posted on: June 25th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Greetings from the Roman Empire! Thanks to the need to install a new drainage pipe, archaeologists have dug up for the first time a well-preserved section of an ancient road in the capital.

Nicholas Bellantoni, state archeologist, left, Stuart Miller, professor of Hebrew, history and Judaic studies look down into the site of a old US mikveh
 

Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

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Archaeologists have discovered that Jews at the Sobibor death camp built a tunnel in an attempt to escape the gas chambers.
 

Underground Tunnel Discovered at Former Sobibor Death Camp

Posted on: June 9th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

More evidence that Jews tried to change their fate at the hands of the Nazis: Archaeologists discovered that Jews at the Sobibor death camp built an escape tunnel but apparently didn’t live to use it.

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Lod Mosaic, 1,700 years old, is the first official Israeli exhibition at the Louvre
 

Israeli 1,700-year-old Mosaic on Display at Louvre Museum

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Israelis are familiar with archaeological finds dating back centuries and sometimes thousands of years. Now the world’s most popular museum, the Louvre, exhibits a 1,700-year-old mosaic found in Lod.

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Spectacular colorful 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered on route of new  highway to be built north of Be'er Sheva
 

Highway Construction Uncovers Spectacular 1500-Year-old Mosaic

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.

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A 2,000-year-old key was exposed in the excavation in Jerusalem.
 

Second Temple Era Key Exposed at New Highway Site

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Excavations are mandatory prior to the start of public works in Israel.

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Israeli filmmaker Ziv Ilan speaks in trailer of his film shown in Canada but yanked in Britain by the BBC
 

BBC Yanked Israeli Film on Jewish Exodus from Jerusalem (video)

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.

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Temple columns in Beit Shean (illustration image).
 

King David Era Find ‘Buried’ by Authorities for Political Reasons

Posted on: April 19th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Soon the area will be handed over to the PA.

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The Anthedon, Gaza’s ancient port, dates back to the eighth century B.C., when Gaza was a major Philistine city
 

Hamas Bulldozes UN Heritage Site for Terrorist Training Grounds

Posted on: April 16th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

After Israel threw out Jews from Gaza and gave greenhouses to the Palestinian Authority to prosper, the PA turned them into terror training camps. Now Hamas does the same at a World Heritage site.

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An underwater photo shows that the monumental structure is made of basalt boulders. The fish in the picture (marked with an arrow) is about 10 cm long.
 

Ancient Monument Underwater in the Kinneret

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Researchers say the shape and composition of the structure does not appear to be a natural formation.

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Archaeologist Benyamin Storchan standing at the bottom of the steps in the immersion chamber.
 

A Rare Second Temple Period Mikveh Discovered in Jerusalem

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Israeli archaeologists love highway contractors. Excavation for new roads frequently digs up history, and this time they struck it rich, finding a rare mikveh from the late Second Temple Period.

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Senior research microscopist Joseph G. Barabe.
 

Archeological Chemists Authenticate Ancient Text with Egyptian Wedding Certificate

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Barabe’s team was part of an effort organized by the National Geographic Society to authenticate the Gospel of Judas.

Ceramic model of church unearthed near Ashkelon
 

Rare 1,500-Year-Old Wine Press and Church Model found in Israel

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The ancient port of Ashkelon was a key point for trading Israeli wine. Archaeologists have unearthed a huge wine press and rare ceramic church model near the city’s old highway.

Excavation in progress at Tell Khaiber, Iraq
 

Archaeologists’ Discovery May Be in Abraham’s Home City of Ur

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

“Terah took Abram his son, and Lot…and Sarai… from Ur…to go to the land of Canaan.” No one has ever found Ur – until now, with a “breathtaking find” of a 4,000-year-old public building near Ur.

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Toxic vapor coming out of the "gates of hell."
 

Archeologist Discover ‘Gates of Hell’ in Turkey

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The place was popular with the tourists of the ancient world, the pilgrims.

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Excavation site in northern Israel where remains of a Stone Age village were found.
 

Evidence of Stone Age Cultic Phallic Symbols Found in Israel

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Signs of the agricultural revolution in the Stone Age were found in northern Israel. Archaeologists discovered remains of an ancient village, along with sexual symbols.

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Detectives Arrest Man Who Stole 300-Year-Old Torah Parchment

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Israel’s Antiquities Authority detectives have their hands full trying looking for thieves who rob the country of one of its greatest treasure – history. A thief was caught with a 300-year-old parchment of the Torah.

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