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A Jewish Revival: Communities Return to Poland, Sicily and Myanmar

A Jewish Revival: Communities Return to Poland, Sicily and Myanmar

The ornate colonial building on a bustling alleyway fits right in with the neighborhood. To enter, visitors don’t need to pass through any security checks or barriers — increasingly commonplace around the world, given...
The Jewish cemetery in Lodz, Poland. May 11, 2017. Photo by Isaac Harari/Flash90.

Historical truth is in peril

“This is giving in to the Polish narrative, an attack on the memory of the Holocaust, and a danger to any future independent research that people might want to conduct in Poland,” says eminent...
Opening of the collective art exhibition of Turkish-Sephardic artists, “1492: Göke” (Twitter)

UK exhibit remembers Sephardic Jews’ journey to Turkey

An exhibition of works by 35 Turkish Sephardic artists has opened for art lovers in London to honor the journey of tens of thousands of Sephardic Jews to Turkey in the 15th century. The exhibit...
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...
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New Jersey affirms Jewish connection to Jerusalem

The New Jersey Legislature on Thursday voted unanimously on a measure which affirms the historical connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem and condemns efforts by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...
Herbert W. Armstrong college students digging on Ophel in 2018. Credit: Courtesy of Eilat Mazar.

Beneath the surface: The untold story of Americans unearthing Israeli archaeology

Can archaeology bring biblical history to life? According to historian and Deputy Minister Michael Oren, it depends who you ask. Speaking at a June 10 Jerusalem event celebrating the opening of the “Seals of Isaiah and...
The Fiedler family poses in front of their home on Tongshan Road. UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM, COURTESY OF ERIC GOLDSTAUB

The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter

It’s common knowledge that as Hitler’s bid to rid the world of Jews escalated, so did the world’s refusal to let them in. What’s not well known is that when those borders, ports, doors, windows,...

Big splash at Caesarea Harbor with new Crusader market, upcoming visitor’s center

New promenade walls and a 700-year-old Crusader market at the Caesarea Harbor were unveiled on June 10 in Caesarea National Park in the presence of Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, and various representatives from funding...
Dr. Baruch Sterman holds the strings of a blue satin worm from which the tzitzit frills are made on the beach in Tel Aviv, March 23, 2014. Photo by Yaakov Naumi/Flash 90.

Out of the blue,’ regal biblical color ‘tekhelet’ returns to modern Israel

A new exhibit exploring the mysterious color tekhelet, a vibrant blue dye mentioned 49 times in the Torah and later chosen as the central color of Israel’s national flag, opened this week at the Bible Lands Museum in...

Students on archaeology program unearth a 1,700-year-old coin

Students from schools in the Lev Hasharon Regional Council helping on an archaeological dig on the Sharon plain have unearthed an ancient coin dating back to the year 300 C.E., among other finds. Most of...