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Israel Unveils Ancient Afghan Jewish Manuscripts This photo from Israel's National Library shows an ancient manuscript discovered inside caves in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan – the first physical evidence of a vibrant Jewish community that thrived in that region a thousand years ago. The documents, some 1,000 years old, survived because Jews do not throw out papers that include the name of G-d, and the dry conditions in the caves where they were stored.

Israel National Library has revealed the first physical evidence of an ancient Jewish community in Afghanistan

Historic Newspaper announcing Israel's Statehood, "ZIONISTS PROCLAIM NEW STATE OF ISRAEL":  THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1948.

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First-century CE Jewish ossuaries at the Dominus Flavit church on the Mount of Olives. An ossuary is a stone box that would hold the bones of a deceased person after they had been in a tomb long enough that the flesh had decayed. In earlier Israelite and Judean burials (i.e., prior to the Hasmonean period) these bones would be collected in a common repository pit, usually under one of the burial benches in the tomb. During the Hellenistic and Roman periods this practice was replaced by…

First-century CE Jewish ossuaries at the Dominus Flavit church on the Mount of Olives. An ossuary is a stone box that would hold the bones of a deceased person after they had been in a tomb long enough that the flesh had decayed.

Representation of a massacre of the Jews in 1349 Antiquitates Flandriae (Royal Library of Belgium manuscript 1376/77)

Representation of a massacre of the Jews in 1349 Antiquitates Flandriae (Royal Library of Belgium manuscript 1376/77)

Is there a Jewish prayer that can be said on behalf of one’s country? | ReformJudaism.org

Is there a Jewish prayer that can be said on behalf of one’s country?

Bishop of Worcester's writing on purgatory, with notes by Henry VIII - In the 1530s, debate raged about the efficacy of prayers for the dead and the very existence of purgatory.     Around 1537 the reformist Bishop of Worcester, Hugh Latimer (c.1485–1555), prepared for the King a paper in opposition to what he ironically described elsewhere as ‘our old ancient purgatory pick-purse’ and Henry’s sharp disagreement is apparent in his marginal notes.

Bishop of Worcester's writing on purgatory, with notes by Henry VIII

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SUPREME COURT rules that Americans born in Jerusalem may not list Israel as their country of birth

's Werelds oudste Joodse gebedenboek ontdekt - Scientias.nl

World's oldest siddur found! The small text, which had a test that placed its origins to 840 A., is likely to provide fascinating insight into early Jewish c.

Archaeologists digging in northern Israel have discovered evidence of a 3,000-year-old beekeeping industry, including remnants of ancient honeycombs, beeswax and what they believe are the oldest intact beehives ever found.

Archaeologists digging in northern Israel have discovered evidence of a beekeeping industry, including remnants of ancient honeycombs, beeswax and what they believe are the oldest intact beehives ever found.

Ancient Gravestone Epitaphs Give Insight into Early Jews and Christians: This Christian tombstone, colorfully decorated with deeply carved, green-and-red-painted symbols, belonged to Gorgonios, son of Claudius, a 55-year-old subdeacon of Zoora.

Ancient Gravestone Epitaphs Give Insight into Early Jews and Christians - Biblical Archaeology Society

Israeli archaeologists presented a newly uncovered 1,500-year-old church in the Judean hills on Wednesday, including an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish & peacocks

Israeli archaeologists presented a newly uncovered church in the Judean hills on Wednesday, including an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks. The Byzantine church located southwest.

✮ Close up of excavations in the ancient biblical city Meggiddo, Israel

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