Latest Jewish history Stories

2,000-Year-Old Clay Seal Found Near Temple In Jerusalem
2011-12-26 12:36:38

Archaeologists said on Sunday they found a rare clay seal under Jerusalem's Old City that is linked to religious practices 2,000 years ago. The seal was found near the Jewish Temple at the Western Wall.  It bears two Aramaic words meaning "pure for God." Archaeologist Ronny Reich of Haifa University said the seal dates between the 1st century B.C. to 70 A.D. Reich, co-director of the excavation, said this is the first discovery of a written seal from that period of Jerusalem's...

2011-07-06 07:47:46

Exceptional detective-archaeological work at the first season of archaeological digs at Tel Shikmona, on the southern edge of Israel's city of Haifa, has uncovered the remains of a house dating back to the period of the Kingdom of Israel. The site was excavated about 40 years ago and due to neglect and layers of earth and garbage that piled up over the decades, the historical remains were hidden and little was known about what lay below. Upon re-exposing the structure, archaeologists from the...

2011-04-05 15:12:00

Homecare Funding Increases, Changes to Pensions Also Negotiated NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Claims Conference has negotiated with the German government for historic successive increases in funding for homecare for Holocaust victims and for significant changes in its pension programs, announced Chairman Julius Berman. The Claims Conference obtained a multi-year commitment for homecare funding for survivors around the world. For 2012, the German government will...

2011-02-23 08:15:00

JERUSALEM, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Holocaust era restitution project was announced today to identify the victims whose assets were confiscated by the Nazis. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110223/CG51872-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110223/CG51872LOGO-f) An initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), with the support of the Government of Israel, Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce - Project HEART -- aims to provide the tools,...

2011-02-22 12:26:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gay adult entertainment entrepreneur and Advocate.com columnist, Michael Lucas, today threatened to organize a boycott against New York's LGBT Center for its decision to host a party for an anti-Semitic organization. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110222/NY52447 ) Lucas called on the LGBT Center to cancel a party by Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), scheduled for March 5th. He further demands that the LGBT Center's leaders publicly...

2011-01-24 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In September 2009, the Center for Jewish History, a not-for-profit cultural institution and the largest repository of Jewish history and experience outside of the state of Israel, was faced with rising debt service costs and the inability to meet increased financial demands. The Center was created ten years ago from the vision of Bruce Slovin, Center Chairman and Founder, who raised $100 million to bring together five esteemed historical...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.