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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...

Holocaust museum to be inaugurated in Oporto, Portugal

Oporto, the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, plans to inaugurate a new Holocaust museum. It will be the city’s first museum of this kind. Oporto Jewish community president Dias Ben-Zion and the mayor of...
Rabbi Menachem Even-Israel, the son of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, presents the first volume of the Steinsaltz Talmud to Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.). Credit: The Aleph Society.

Library of Congress in Washington to house English-translated Talmud

The world’s largest library—the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.—is scheduled to house a version of the Talmud this week. Translated from Hebrew to English by world-renowned scholar Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the religious tome...

January 22, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Underground

The Jewish Fighting Organization of Warsaw (ZOB) issued the following proclamation about this date in 1943, following its first act of armed resistance (January 18th): “On January 22 1943, six months will have elapsed since...

February 18, 1970: Not Guilty

The Chicago Seven Trial ended on this date in 1970 with acquittals for Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner on charges of conspiracy. Five of them were...
A security guard stands in the empty Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem on April 19, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Global Jewish population still short of pre-Holocaust figure

Eighty-one years after the Holocaust, the global Jewish population is still short of the 16.6 million estimated to have been alive on the eve of the war in 1939, with Israel’s Central Bureau of...
The 2,000-year-old mikveh discovered in the Lower Galilee, as it is about to be airlifted to Kibbut Hannaton on Sept. 30, 2020. Credit: Yaniv Berman/Israel Antiquities Authority.

2,000-year-old ritual bath airlifted from Galilee highway to nearby kibbutz

An ancient mikveh (ritual bath) uncovered at the construction site of a highway interchange in the Lower Galilee was transferred today to nearby Kibbutz Hannaton. The 2,000-year-old mikveh, which was discovered during salvage archaeological excavations...
Water distributed to Jerusalemites from locally manufactured containers made of aluminum to prevent rusting, 1931. Credit: Yaacov Ben Dov/KKL-JNF archives.

KKL-JNF releases never-before-seen photos of Jerusalem

In honor of the 54th anniversary of Israel’s liberation of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) has released four photos from the days of the British Mandate before the...
A rare coin minted 1,949 years ago was found last ‎week ‎in a dig in the City of ‎David in ‎Jerusalem.‎ Photo courtesy of the City of David.

Rare coin minted 1,900 years ago discovered in ‎Jerusalem ‎

A rare coin minted 1,949 years ago was found last ‎week ‎in a dig in the City of ‎David in ‎Jerusalem.‎ Reut Vilf of the ‎City of David Foundation said the ‎coin, discovered ‎in the...

November 2, 1917: Balfour Declaration letter written

On November 2, 1917, Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour writes an important letter to Britain’s most illustrious Jewish citizen, Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild, expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The...