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‘Extinct’ Frog in Israel Becomes a Unique ‘Living Fossil’

27 Sivan 5773 – June 4, 2013
An ancient frog can now be added to Israel’s history. The “painted frog,” though to be extinct, turns out to be a descendant of a one million-old frog.

Rare Discovery of 3,500-Year-Old Donkey in Israel

2 Nisan 5773 – March 12, 2013
At about the same time the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt, a young donkey was sacrificed in what is now Israel and was placed under a house. In a rare discovery, Archaeologists found the skeleton.

Israel Cabinet Passes “Full Protection”

12 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
In light of the ongoing attacks on civilian areas near Gaza, and the advancement of aggression by terrorist elements against the 200,000 person-strong ancient biblical city and modern-day metropolis of Be'ersheva, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's cabinet issued the following statement through the Government Press Office:

Reinvented by Israel

8 Heshvan 5773 – October 23, 2012
How does a mild mannered CPA from Far Rockaway, Queens grow a set of vocal cords of such power and presence that a once meek and put-upon bean counter is now a vital part of the burgeoning Jerusalem acapella scene? And what causes an environmental lawyer from Marin County to discard all her eco-friendly (or at least carbon neutral) possessions to hop a fume-belching El Al Boeing 747 flight with the goal of thoroughly amending her life’s trajectory? Perhaps it’s the pale-pink light bouncing off the Old City’s ancient walls on a typical Jerusalem summer’s evening that somehow catalyzes a reaction, diffusing all reason and refracting all rational thought.

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

3 Tishri 5773 – September 19, 2012
The recurring uproar over the facts surrounding the life of Jesus now surrounds the discovery of an ancient papyrus bearing the words “Jesus said to them, my wife”.

Plans Underway, Experts Convened, to Revolutionize Jerusalem by the Year 5800 (2039)

16 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
The sale of a 185-room hotel at the entrance of Jerusalem on August 16 was not just a 17.5 million dollar real estate acquisition by Australian multi-millionaire Kevin Bermeister, but one investment in a broader and more calculated strategy to make Jerusalem a global tourism capital. Up next: a subway system servicing the Old City and a Jerusalem International Airport in the nearby desert.

1500-Year-Old Jewish Town Discovered

After more than 100 years of archeological research in Israel, I'm always surprised there's still so much more to discover.  Sadly, today most such...

A Real People with a Real Prophecy

2 Elul 5772 – August 20, 2012
Yishai and Malkah talk about a flight of new Olim from North America along with recent happenings in the life of the Fleishers and end by talking about the importance of Elul in the Jewish calendar.

Exposed

13 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
A drought in Israel in 1985 caused the water level in the Sea of Galilee to fall lower than usual. On January 24, 1986,...

Quinoa Salad

4 Av 5772 – July 22, 2012
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Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

10 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
Camouflaged IDF fighter jets fly low and fast inside the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert. Hundreds of millions of years ago, the Negev desert...

Oil Pipeline Threatens Ancient Babylon and World Cultural Heritage

4 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
The General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the Oil Projects Committee in an attempt to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which would pass through the wall of the 1,400 year old castle known as the Babil Fortress.

Beautiful Land, Beautiful Children

Kindergarten children celebrated the coming holiday of Shavuot which starts Saturday night. The holiday stresses the ancient commandment of bringing agricultural gifts to the...

Israel Seizes Two Smuggled Egyptian Sarcophagi Covers Where Mummies Once Slept Eternally

26 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
Inspectors of the Israel Antiquities Authority recently seized two covers of Egyptian sarcophagi that contained ancient mummies in the past. The covers were confiscated by inspectors of the Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery while checking shops in the market place of the Old City in Jerusalem.

Exclusive: Palestinians Attempt to Erase Jewish Roots in Hebron’s Old City

26 Adar 5772 – March 20, 2012
This is not the first time Arabs have been engaged in the destruction of archaeological artifacts in Hebron. But recent acts of vandalism have been more methodical, leading to suspicion that they are purposeful and orchestrated by an entity bent on the erasure of archaeological artifacts that testify to the ancient Jewish roots in Hebron.

‘Palestinianism Inventivity’ as a Model For Assumed Nationalism

24 Kislev 5772 – December 20, 2011
inventivity is the foundation necessity of Palestinianism.

Lilith by Siona Benjamin

11 Tammuz 5771 – July 13, 2011
Siona Benjamin's exhibition "Finding Home: The Art of Siona Benjamin" is simply beautiful. Set in the spacious lobby gallery of the JCC Manhattan, it allows for a peaceful (when the kids, nannies and crowds subside) contemplation of this complex artist's meditations on biblical women, war, exoticism and contemporary society.

Title: Not Just Another Scenario 2

15 Iyyar 5771 – May 19, 2011
Holy emunah, Not Just Another Scenario 2 is a riveting read. Rabbi Pinchas Winston's revised Not Just Another Scenario holds a plot, corroborated by recent headlines, underscoring ancient prophecies coming true in one hugely happy ending.

Podwal’s Books

28 Elul 5770 – September 7, 2010
Mark Podwal is a busy, busy man. He has spent the last 38 years making every conceivable kind of art: innumerable paintings, 28 illustrated books written by him and Elie Wiesel, Harold Bloom and Francine Prose, children's books, haggadot, ceramics and graphic works. Dubbed the "Master of the True Line" by author Cynthia Ozick, his pro-Israel cartoons and drawings have been featured on the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times since 1972.

Hebron Jews: A Community of Memory

5 Shevat 5770 – January 20, 2010
No Jews are as relentlessly reviled as the Jews of Hebron. Vilified as the pariahs of the Jewish people - "zealots," "fanatics" and "fundamentalists" who illegally "occupy" someone else's land - they are the militant Jewish settlers whom legions of critics in Israel, the United States and throughout the world love to hate. It is seldom noticed that their most serious transgression, settlement in the biblical Land of Israel, defines Zionism: the return of Jews to their historic homeland.

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