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Book of Psalms Printed in US in 1640 Sold for $14.2 Million

25 Kislev 5774 – November 27, 2013
The Puritans in the American colonies were God-fearing settlers who published the Bay Book of Psalms, whose remaining copies are worth millions even though the Puritans were not so religious on typos.

Archaeologists Find Largest, Oldest Near East Wine Cellar in Israel

22 Kislev 5774 – November 24, 2013
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.

Archaeologists Find Shiloh Altar Used During Temple Era

18 Kislev 5774 – November 20, 2013
Shiloh, in Samaria, was the site of the first Tabernacle in Israel. Archaeologists now have found evidence that after Shilo was destroyed and Jews returned, they sacrificed even during the First Temple period.

Tea Party Preacher’s ‘False Religion’ Remark Upsets Jews

20 Heshvan 5774 – October 23, 2013
“Non-Christians have a false religion" but the Jews are an exception, says a Virginia Tea Party preacher-candidate in a splendid show of how to put your foot in your mouth.

Israel Displays Rare Biblical Manuscripts for First Time

More than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts were on display Wednesday night in an historical “Book of Books”...

PA Mourns Failure to Take over Rachel’s Tomb as Muslim Holy Site

11 Heshvan 5774 – October 15, 2013
Jews visit Rachel’s Tomb Tuesday to pray that she cries for them. Today, the anniversary of her death, the Palestinian Authority has failed to turn it into a Muslim holy site. Chalk up one for the truth.

Promised Land? Earn $50,000 and Be a Jew in Rural Alabama

Israel has well-paying Jobs and lots of available singles. Jewish schools are cheaper than in the US. But why move to Israel when you can get a quick $50,000 and move to the promised land in rural Alabama?

The Undivided Past

30 Tishri 5774 – October 4, 2013
In the West, most Jews that non-Jews encounter are not particularly committed to being Jewish.

Did Your Shul Pocket $660,000 from Maftir Yona?

11 Tishri 5774 – September 15, 2013
“Auctioning” off the honor of being called to the Torah and for the privilege of reading the “Haftorah,” or “Maftir” section of the Prophets,...

Proof of ‘Solomon’s Copper Mines’ Found in Israel

4 Tishri 5774 – September 8, 2013
The Timna Valley copper mines in southern Israel are considered to date back to ancient Egypt, but Tel Aviv University archaeologists now reveal they actually are from the period of King Solomon.

Can One Be a Shomer Torah u’Mitzvos and Accept Bible Criticism?

17 Elul 5773 – August 22, 2013
Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.

Deny Israel’s Existence and You Can Win $100 (Video)

1 Elul 5773 – August 6, 2013
The PA puts its money where its mouth is, at least, when it talks to Arabs and not John Kerry. A PA TV program offers Arabs $100 to identify a city in “Palestine” mentioned in the Book of Jonah. Ashdod? Right.

Ancient Text May Have Been Written in Hebrew

25 Av 5773 – August 1, 2013
This might be the earliest example of written Hebrew found to date.

Congressman Aims at Jew’s Crusade against Army Religious Coercion

18 Tammuz 5773 – June 25, 2013
Mikey Weinstein’s two sons were exposed to anti-Semitic evangelism in the Armed Forces. His crusade to stop the phenomenon in the army has won him a Congressional amendment to curb his activities.

Fundamentalist Exhibit of Noah’s Ark Awash in Red Ink

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
What more fitting place for a replica of Noah’s Ark than the Kentucky city of Hebron? But it might take a modern miracle for the Bible thumping project to be completed. God has not granted the money.

In Hebrew: ‘To Complain’

14 Sivan 5773 – May 23, 2013
Your weekly video dose of Hebrew.

Rachel’s Tomb: A Jewish Holy Site Since Ancient Times

14 Sivan 5773 – May 22, 2013
The sixteenth century Arab historian Mujir Al Din wrote that Rachel’s Tomb was a Jewish holy place.

PA Resurrects ‘Palestinian Authority Descending from Jesus’ Gospel

11 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
How far the PA will go to present the lie as the truth and the truth as a lie? Its claim that Jesus was a Palestinian is old hat. But now the “resurrection” also refers to “the Palestinian state.”

Rav Soloveitchik’s Clear Stand on Homosexuality

10 Sivan 5773 – May 19, 2013
What Rav Soloveitchik said in 1974 is truer than ever: normative Judaism is on the defensive in the modern world.

Plague of Locusts Returns to Israel for Shavuot

5 Sivan 5773 – May 14, 2013
Fundamentalists were working overtime before Passover to describe how just as in Biblical times, the Jews were spared from the plague. Now the locusts are working overtime, just in time for Shavuot.

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