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Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

On display in Jerusalem: Near East artifacts rescued from antiquity robbers

A collection of artifacts that were stolen but later rescued will be on display at the end of the month at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. The museum will open a new exhibit on Dec....
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Hall of Names during her visit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on October 4, 2018. Credit: Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL.

Germany to compensate Holocaust survivors who fled Nazis as kids, 80 years later

Eighty years later, Germany has said that it will compensate Jewish men and women who survived the Holocaust as children—most of whom lost their parents during the Shoah and years of World War II—according...
A monument of Maimonides in Córdoba, Spain. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

New exhibit on Maimonides celebrates renowned Jewish scholar with internationally accrued collection

An exhibit showcasing original manuscripts and writings of one of Judaism’s most revered rabbis is opening at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Maimonides, otherwise known as the Rambam or Moshe Ben Maimon, is one of...
The ancient wick found at the Shivta archaeological dig in the Negev. Courtesy: Israel Antiquities Authority.

On last day of Hanukkah, archaeologists find ancient wick in the Negev

A unique lamp wick dating back to the Byzantine period was uncovered by the Antiquities Authority at the Negev Desert Roman Empire settlement of Shivta, according to an announcement on the last day of...
Anatoly Altman

Russian Prisoner of Zion Anatoly Altman dies at age 77

Former Prisoner of Zion Anatoly Altman, one of a group of Jews arrested by Soviet officials for attempting to hijack a plane to Israel, died on Thursday in Haifa. He was 77 years old. Born...
Johan’s Ark in the Netherlands. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Life-size Noah’s Ark may be heading to Israel

A Dutch man who spent four years and $1.6 million to build an exact replica of Noah’s Ark says he will sail the 2,500-ton seafaring vessel to Israel. Johan Huibers, 60, a devout Christian from...
Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg (right) officiates at a wedding in Mumbai as his wife, Rivka (left) looks on. The Holtzbergs, the founders and directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, were killed along with four guests during a brutal attack on their center 10 years ago. Credit: Chabad.org.

Tragedy and resolve: 10 years after Mumbai terror

Ten years ago, on a cold, overcast Friday morning in Brooklyn, N.Y., reporters filled the lobby of the Jewish Children’s Museum for a hastily arranged press conference. The previous 48 tense, unsettling hours had jumped...
A Beka weight with a Hebrew description from the First Temple era was found in Jerusalem. Credit: Eliyahu Yanai, City of David.

First Temple-era weight discovered, complete with Hebrew description

A weight with Hebrew description from the First Temple era, dated from the 10th-century BCE to 586 BCE when the temple was destroyed by the Babylonians, was found in Jerusalem. It was discovered in archaeological soil...
Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandl. Credit: Screenshot.

House to vote on awarding medal to late rabbi who saved Slovakian Jews during...

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on whether to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal—one of the nation’s highest civilian honors—to a rabbi who tried to save Slovakian Jews...
A store damaged during Kristallnacht. Photo: German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons

The connection between WWI armistice and WWII Kristallnacht

Two grimly sobering anniversaries fall in November. On the 9th and 10th, we will mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht—the orgy of murder and violence that devastated Jewish communities across Nazi Germany in 1938....