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Gold, silver and gem-inlaid chalices, candelabras and many other artifacts survived the blaze thanks to quick-thinking firefighters, police and city employees.
A third of the removed Temple Mount soil remained unsifted and is in danger of being lost by erosion.
2,000-year-old olive and wine presses, a burial cave and mikvah from the descendants of the Maccabees were found in south Jerusalem neighborhood.
The emergency restrictions from December list many general categories of artifacts, and specifically mention “scroll and manuscript containers for Islamic, Jewish, or Christian manuscripts.”
The owner will donate the letter to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
An empty house in Osnabruck led German reporters to relatives of its past owners.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Archeology has become another proof that Jews belonged in the area now called the Jewish state.
By MICAH HALPERN
How American Pentecostals are adopting Jewish trappings in their theology, practices and politics.
By DAN HUMMEL
The art, worth a total of more than $1 million, is believed by prosecutors to have been looted from Greece and Italy.
Ahead of Hanukka, Yad Vashem has created an online exhibition of ‘silent witnesses.’
By JERUSALEM ROAST STAFF
"Since the exile of Jews from Iraq virtually no Jewish life remains in the country – this treasured collection belongs to the Jewish community and should be made available to them.”
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
The two-page letter, dated April 15, 1950, and postmarked from Princeton, is addressed to Einstein’s best friend Michele Besso.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
A box in the basement revealed the historic surprise.
By BECKY BROTHMAN
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