Excavation of Destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna Reveals 18th Century Treasures

This year's excavation uncovered large sections of the bimah, which was originally two stories tall, and was built in the 18th century with a donation from the rich and well-connected Yesod (Yehudah Safra ve-Dayana).

Netflix Showing New Film on Ethiopian Jews’ Rescue in SF Jewish Festival

From 1979 to 1983, Aliyah activists and Mossad agents operating in Sudan encouraged the Beta Israel communities in Ethiopia to come to the Sudan, and from the Sudan they would be taken to Israel via Europe.

Today BB Matches BG as Longest Serving Israeli PM

We have not managed to find online a mention, never mind estimate, of Ben-Gurion's personal wealth.

When Lincoln Borrowed a Philadelphia Rabbi’s Tammuz 17 Reference for the Gettysburg Address

In 1863, the day of Shabbat, July 4, Independence Day, fell on the first day of the three weeks, Tammuz 17, but because it was Shabbat, as is the case this year, 2019, the fast was pushed off to Sunday.

One of Earliest Known Mosques Discovered in Negev Bedouin City

"A small, rural mosque, dated to the 7th to 8th centuries CE, is a rare find anywhere in the world."
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Russian Report Exposes Nazi Glorification in Baltic States, Ignores Decades of Soviet Brutality

"Inside the European Union there are states and territories where glorification of Nazi collaborators and the Nazis is part of the state agenda."

German Culture Minister Returns Painting Looted from French Jewish Politician

The painting by 19th century French painter Thomas Couture (1815-1879) was stolen from Mandel by the Nazis, and for decades remained part of a collection of 1,566 works stolen by Hildebrand Gurlitt.

Croatia Commemorates Victims of WW2 Death Camp Whose Official Numbers Keep Changing

Estimates of the number of deaths at Jadovno range from 1,794 to 120,000, mostly Serbs and Jews.

Sharansky Becomes Bar Ilan’s Guardian of Zion

From Prisoner of Zion to Guardian of Zion: Natan Sharansky was honored by Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies.

De Blasio Grants Strand Bookstore Landmark Status Over Owner’s Fierce Objections

Preservationists who oppose the planned 21-story tech hub, said RAL, the developer the mayor selected for the project, donated $10,000 to a de Blasio charity in 2015.

German-Israeli-American Artist Peter Max’s Wife Commits Suicide

Peter Max is the son of German Jews who fled Berlin to Shanghai, China, in 1938. In 1948, the family moved to Haifa, Israel.

Europe’s Second-Oldest Synagogue Hosts First Wedding in 1,500 Years

Dr. Roque Pugliese and Dr. Ivana Pezzoli, both of whom are Bnei Anousim, descendants of Iberian Jews forcibly converted during the 14th and 15th centuries, were married last week.

Smotrich Scares the Bejeebers Out of Secular and Religious Israelis with Promises of Halachic...

MK Smotrich dropped a brick in the puddle with this one, and the resulting shpritz will prove tough to clean up.

On Jerusalem Liberation Day Remember: We Gave Away Temple Mount to the Muslims

On Sunday morning, we expect Jews will not be allowed entry to the Temple Mount to celebrate the liberation of the Temple Mount.
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A Little Arson, A Little Praise for Jerusalem – The Terror Report

It is a day celebrated by Zionists who believe that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state and people.

German Court Rejects Suit to Remove Relief Showing Jews Drinking Pig’s Milk from UNESCO...

British theologian Richard Harvey described it as “the most egregious example of a Judensau,” due to the fact that it is displayed on the facade of the church in full public view.

President Rivlin ‘Shocked’ by German Anti-Semitism Commissioner’s Yarmulke Warning

official figures showing that the number of attacks against Jews in Germany increased 10% in one year, from 1,504 in 2017 to 1,646 in 2018. The number of reported violent cases against Jews rose from 37 to 62 over the same period.

Pollard: Israel Doesn’t Care About Me

"This is the test, will you be willing to fight for one person? And if you're not, then draw your own conclusions."

Second-Temple Era Jewish Bones Buried Properly after Desecration by Arabs

"The State of Israel cannot accept this barbarity, and must provide a broad response to this matter."
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Watch Ambassador Danon’s History Lesson at the UNSC

Danon explains the eternal and historic connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

‘Nakba Day’ Party Counters Annual Anti-Israel Ceremony at Tel-Aviv University

The pro-Israel party, organized by the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu, featured blaring Israeli music by DJ Asaf Hartal, a sea of blue and white flags, drums, and free drinks.

Dry Bones Describe the Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Negev

The Byzantine Negev settlements, which included Avdat, Halutza, Shivta and Nitzana, flourished in the 4-7 centuries CE until their abandonment in the seventh century CE following the Islamic conquest of the Land of Israel.

On ‘Nakba Day,’ Iran Blames All Middle East Woes on Guess Who

Few Arab or Muslim intellectuals or politicians recognize the simple fact that the Nakba was the direct result of the total Arab rejection of the 1947 UN partition plan, which awarded them their own state, alongside a Jewish state.

Poles Call off Israeli Delegation Visit Citing Restitution for Stolen Property

The Polish government's struggle to shirk the Polish people's responsibility for their share in the industrialized mass murder of Jews is now hitting the phase where the crimes of Polish collaborators start costing Poland a lot of money.

Gaza Border Parents of Traumatized Children Ask Culture Minister to Skip Memorial Day Sirens

"The children have not yet recovered from the trauma of the past few days, and the sirens are very stressful to them and raise their anxiety level."

11 German Christians Return to Jerusalem Replica of Gold Menorah Stolen by Romans

On the 70th year of the founding of the state of Israel – we want to bring a precious replica of the stolen Menorah back to Jerusalem. Off by one year, but who's counting.

Roseanne Returns to the Borscht Belt

“I got this whiskey flask. It says on it: ‘May the bridges I burn light the way.’"

Study: 56% of Austrians Don’t Know 6 Million Jews Died, But 58% Believe It...

While 51% were familiar with Adolf Eichmann, the administrator and organizer of Hitler’s “Final Solution,” only 14% knew that Eichmann was Austrian. As was Hitler.

On Holocaust Day Nationalist Polish Party Submits Bill to Cut Off Jewish Claims

"The 447 right-wing law adopted by the US Congress scares voters in Poland."

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