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Israeli Researcher Says Citrons, Lemons Were Luxuries in Ancient Mediterranean

26 Av 5777 – August 17, 2017
"Citrons and lemons were the first citrus fruits to arrive in the Mediterranean and were status symbols for the elite."

Two Mikvahs Exposed in Vilna’s Great Synagogue 70 Years after Destruction

This important and magnificent synagogue was the center of study of the Vilna Gaon. In recent weeks, a delegation of archaeologists has uncovered two of the compound's ritual baths.

President Rivlin’s Message to American Jewry After Charlottesville

25 Av 5777 – August 16, 2017
"In the face of such evil, we stand now as we did then. With faith... As we say, 'be strong.'

Netanyahus Visit Susita in Golan Heights

When the city existed as Hippos, a Greco-Roman community, it flourished between 200 and 600 CE.

US Ambassador’s Daughter Arrives on Aliyah!

The Ambassador was there on the tarmac to welcome his daughter to her new home.
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UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition Entering Advanced Phase

23 Av 5777 – August 14, 2017
A jury consisting of 13 members including London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and Julia Peyton-Jones, the former director of the Serpentine Galleries, will meet at the Victoria and Albert Museum next month to choose the winner.

Arab Family Sues Israel to Remove Jewish Families in Hebron from Beit Machpela

The property was inherited by several family members, and there allegedly is a question about the authorization of the person who sold it.

World’s Oldest Man, Yisrael Kristal z’l, Passes at 113

21 Av 5777 – August 12, 2017
Mr. Kristal made sweets to thank the Russians who liberated him from the death camp, and later opened a candy shop in Haifa.

Galilee Excavation Reveals 2,000 Year-Old Stone Vessel Workshop

18 Av 5777 – August 10, 2017
The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.

1,000 Marchers Strengthen Hebron in Israeli Flag Parade

18 Av 5777 – August 9, 2017
“The contemptible decision of UNESCO ... emphasizes and reinforces the need and importance of being here,” said coalition chairman David Bitan.

Israel Marks ‘International Day of Indigenous People’

On language alone, our ancient ties have lasted from antiquity straight through to this day, both in speech and in the written word.

Russian Jews Irate at Official’s Notion of ‘Sweet Holocaust Deal’

"Such words are offensive to two peoples who have been victims of monstrous persecution," Spokesman Borukh Gorin said.

‘Birthright Bandits’ Rob American Kids in Kibbutz Guest House

16 Av 5777 – August 8, 2017
Police launched a covert investigation, and after "various and complex investigative activities," they succeeded in tracking down a squad of burglars from central Israel.

Fearing Iranian Expansion Dr. Kissinger Warns Against Destroying ISIS

"In these circumstances, the traditional adage that the enemy of your enemy can be regarded as your friend no longer applies," writes Kissinger. "In the contemporary Middle East, the enemy of your enemy may also be your enemy."

Jerusalem Wine Festival to Highlight 30 Years of Industry Growth

15 Av 5777 – August 6, 2017
The winemakers of Israel are unique because they're constantly "trading ideas back and forth. If one winery in Israel succeeds, we all succeed."

Christian Archaeologists May Have Unearthed Lost Kinneret City of 3 Apostles

Because of the importance of the place to the Christian world, many scholars have been engaged in identifying its location.

NY Shearith Israel Wins $7 million Silver Pomegranate Case Against Newport’s Touro Synagogue

11 Av 5777 – August 3, 2017
Advantage Shearith Israel, in the ongoing court battles between the oldest congregation in NY City and America, and Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest synagogue building in America.

On Eve of 9 B’Av Synagogue Burns Down in Benjamin

8 Av 5777 – July 31, 2017
'We could not save anything. Not Torah scrolls, nor holy books, they were all burned down. All we have to do is look into our actions and repent.'

Live Artillery Shell Discovered Near Beit Berl

8 Av 5777 – July 30, 2017
A sapper called to the scene said the shell was still live, and dangerous.

Holiday Sensation, No Arabs, on Temple Mount on 9 B’Av Week

Other than that one Jordanian Waqf agent, the Temple Mount was almost empty of Muslims Sunday.

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