Latest Jewish history Stories

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.

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.

2008-10-28 15:25:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-09-02 15:00:17

By GREER FAY CASHMAN * REGULAR VIEWERS of Kochav Nolad - A Star Is Born - the Israeli version of American Idol - were fairly certain that the winner would be Israel Bar-On, 19, of Beersheba.

2008-08-29 09:00:37

By Kim Sengupta * An arid country, Israel relies on the waters where Jesus sailed to irrigate its farmland and supply its homes.

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  • The governor of a province or people.
The word 'ethnarch' comes from a Greek word meaning 'ruler of a tribe or nation'.