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2009-04-16 13:12:10

Canadian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey that presents new facts about the so-called Dark Ages. Discovered by the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archaeological Project last summer, scientists said the temple is thought to have been constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th or 9th centuries B.C. Researchers said the discovery casts doubt upon the traditional view that the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron...

2009-03-25 16:48:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) labeled a syndicated cartoon by Pat Oliphant appearing today in newspapers across the country and on the Internet as "hideously anti-Semitic" because of its use of Nazi-like imagery and hateful evocation of the Jewish Star of David. The cartoon portrays a headless, jack-booted figure marching in a goose step with a sword in one hand and pushing a Star of David on a wheel with the other. The Jewish Star has fangs...

2009-01-14 10:36:54

A researcher from the University of Leicester has identified what looks to be the oldest archaeological evidence for chemical warfare--from Roman times. At the meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Leicester archaeologist Simon James presented CSI-style arguments that about twenty Roman soldiers, found in a siege-mine at the city of Dura-Europos, Syria, met their deaths not as a result of sword or spear, but through asphyxiation. Dura-Europos on the Euphrates was...

2008-12-19 11:13:38

Archeologists say a teenage boy found an ancient half shekel coin in dirt from Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The coin, which dates to 66 or 67 B.C., appears to have been minted at the Temple Mount itself, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported Friday. Volunteers have been helping archeologists sift through dirt that was removed from the site in 1999. Archeologist Gabriel Barkay said the half shekel coin is decorated with a branch of three pomegranates and ancient Hebrew letters reading holy...

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2008-10-28 15:25:00

Deep Dig Finds Confluence of Science and the Bible Did the Bible's King David and his son Solomon control the copper industry in present-day southern Jordan? Though that remains an open question, the possibility is raised once again by research reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Led by Thomas Levy of UC San Diego and Mohammad Najjar of Jordan's Friends of Archaeology, an international team of archaeologists has excavated an ancient copper-production center at...

2008-10-07 21:00:21

By ALLISON HOFFMAN NEW YORK - The worldwide financial meltdown has triggered an uptick in anonymous anti-Semitic comments blaming Jews for the crisis on mainstream Web site message boards, the Anti-Defamation League said on Thursday. "Jews are greedy, rotten slimeballs," wrote one surfer on a Yahoo Finance group, according to the ADL statement. "It's difficult, if not impossible, for one honest investor to neutralize the efforts of thousands of Jewish swindlers," another added. A...

2008-09-27 12:00:36

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Prague, 27 September: The Czech Nazi Internet magazine Posledni generace (Last Generation), for which two of its contributors were given prison sentences on Thursday [25 September], still works and does not seem likely to disappear from the Internet, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes today. The web page is registered in the USA where a different law is valid. As a result, the police and courts cannot intervene...

2008-09-17 15:00:23

By RUTHIE BLUM LEIBOWITZ 'While 'Hatikva' may not the greatest piece of music," says Zamir Chorale Foundation founder and director Matthew (Mati) Lazar, "the power one feels singing it is undeniable." The long-time conductor and ardent Zionist goes on to ask rhetorically: "Who else but our people would have their national anthem in a minor key?" Here last month to conduct members of his Zamir Chorale and Shirah Choir, as well as a large group of individual singers from across the...

2008-09-08 12:00:24

A teenage victim of the Chernobyl nuclear accident is fighting to remain in the United States with the California family she spends summers with. Tanya Kazyra's refusal to return to Belarus with the other members of her exchange group last month has sparked an international controversy, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Two Belarus envoys have visited the girl and promised her a free house and college education if she returns home. A government television and media campaign in...

2008-09-04 15:00:22

By BARRY DAVIS Later this month, an historic event will take place in Vienna. While it is hardly likely to make the world sit up and take note, the first festival devoted to Jewish and Israeli music ever held in Austria is certainly a laudable milestone. "When I took up this post around a year ago, I decided I wanted to have a festival here each year devoted to a different culture," says Bernhard Kerres, CEO of the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna. "It was also clear to me that the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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