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The ancient wine press and inscription uncovered at Tzur Natan. Credit: Yitzhak Marmelstein/Israel Antiquities Authority.

Israeli archaeologists uncover 1,600-year-old estate of affluent Samaritan

Israeli archaeologists uncovered a 1,600-year-old estate belonging to a wealthy Samaritan man. The property, which was discovered in Tzur Natan in central Israel, consisted of an inscription that reads, “Only God help the beautiful property of...
The Chabad center in Helsinki, Finland, was undergoing renovations when an excavation shovel struck what are believed to be wooden beams of a Russian fortress, according to state archaeologists. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Historic fortress unearthed at Chabad site in Helsinki

A markedly historic site neighboring Helsinki’s Presidential Palace of world summit fame being refurbished for a Chabad center just got even more historic with the discovery below its surface of what archaeologists believe are the remains of a...
An international campaign titled “Let There Be Light” is inviting individuals, institutions and houses of worship worldwide to keep their lights on during the night of Nov. 9, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

March of the Living launches global interfaith initiative to commemorate Kristallnacht

A two-day pogrom began on Nov. 9, 1938, during which the Nazis burned more than 1,400 synagogues and Jewish institutions in Germany and Austria. Indeed, Kristallnacht (“The Night of Broken Glass”) was a critical...
Rabbi Mendy Zwiebel, left, is out on the streets of Chico, Calif., often with his family, helping those who were devastated by fire. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

With 76 dead and 1,200 missing, sifting through the burnt embers of Paradise

It seemed like just a regular morning in Paradise. It was Nov. 8, and Randy Stein had an early-morning doctor’s appointment in the nearby town of Oroville, Calif. His wife, Lois, joined him, leaving...

Lithuania, Not Israel, Embraces Surrealist Shmuel Bak with Dedicated State Museum

The Shmuel Bak Museum is now open for visitors, declares the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum’s website in all-caps, celebrating the city’s other great talent, a post modernist and surrealist painter who was a...

Oif der yidisher gas in Meksike – a spetsyele trefung mit Sophie Rubinstein

Oif der yidisher gas in Meksike - a spetsyele trefung mit Sophie Rubinstein In spite of the fact that Mexico was a melting pot for Jewish immigrants coming from different parts of the Diaspora, little...

Meet The Top 10 Most Influential Israelis In International Business, Science, and Culture in...

Israelis are recognized leaders in any number of fields including technology, medical research, innovation and humanitarian aid. As the year comes to a close, NoCamels has put together a list of this year’s most influential...

Judezmo in “Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present”

The interaction in medieval Iberia of Jews, Christians, and, from 711, Muslims, led to the rise of Jewish varieties of medieval Ibero-Romance. Since the largest group of Sephardim, or medieval Iberian Jews, was concentrated...
Aissawa Sufi brotherhood

Belief in Saints and Spirits Among Muslims and Jews in Morocco

The concept of saints and spirits has been a part of Moroccan religious beliefs and an influence behind cultural practices for as long as history can tell. The modern beliefs, traditions, and celebrations inspired...

‘U-bet’ we love sodas, egg creams and all things seltzer!

Ashkenazi Jews love seltzer. Brooklyn used to be full of seltzer delivery men bringing soda siphons full of seltzer to Jewish families, picking up empty siphons from the previous week. Some Brooklynites still get their seltzer...