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Rare Gold Treasure Found In Jerusalem
2013-09-09 15:31:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologists have announced a “once in a lifetime” discovery at an excavation site located at the foot of Temple Mount on the outskirts of modern day Jerusalem. Third-generation archeologist Eliat Mazar and her colleagues have revealed two bundles of treasure that includes 36 gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a gold medallion with an etched menorah symbol on it. Also carved into the 4-inch...

2010-11-25 00:00:37

Jewish animation studio G-dcast (rhymes with podcast) shares its new Chanukah family cartoon, PLUS, 8 fun ways to bring the Festival of Lights to life. Chanukah comes "early" this year - right after Thanksgiving - giving families the chance to celebrate the holiday as a special experience completely distinct from "the other December holiday." But what's the meaning of Chanukah apart from presents and menorahs and latkes? G-dcast is an animation studio that has brought the story of Chanukah...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.