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Rare photos reveal how IDF soldiers managed to fulfill the commandment to “sit in the sukkah”, even as war raged in the north and south
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What are the strange biblical origins of the term “scapegoat”? And what does it have to do with the Jewish Day of Atonement?
A glimpse at the Jewish year across time and space
Judaism, Land of Israel
About a year after the renowned scholar’s Talmud set finally found its way home, his Mishna has too…
A rabbi, a moneychanger and a goldsmith meet in a German photography studio in the early 20th century. No, this is not the opening line of a joke. It is the beginning of a mystery, since all three characters are in fact the same person
After decades in ruins, Nikos Stavroulakis set out to revitalize Jewish life on the Greek island of Crete
Land of Israel
In the midst of WWI, residents of Jerusalem witnessed a horrific spectacle: the hanging of five local citizens by the Ottoman authorities. A photograph of the scene has since become a Jerusalem legend linking Christians, Jews and Muslims.
Strongman, educator, culture critic, civil society leader, journalist, publisher and historian. Edward Lawrence Levy was all of these and more.
Freud himself refrained from publicly psychoanalyzing the despot. Dr. W. Beran Wolfe didn’t…
Did a mysterious little creature, the enigmatic “Shamir”, really help build the First Temple?
Stories about dragons usually lead us to dark caves in Europe, but one classic dragon-tale may have its ancient roots right here, in the Land of Israel
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