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In search of the original Spinoza

For many, Spinoza is iconic, a “secular saint,” combining his herculean efforts to understand the world by methodical reasoning with the humble life.

By THOMAS SIMON
29/07/2020
Oxford

Oxford professor arrested over theft of ancient papyrus

Dirk Obbink, an associate professor in papyrology and Greek literature at Oxford University, was arrested Thursday by Thames Valley police on suspicion of stealing ancient papyrus biblical fragments.

Sparks fill the air as Paris Fire brigade members spray water to extinguish flames as the Notre Dame

Notre-Dame's famed rose window spared but blaze harms priceless artworks

Gold, silver and gem-inlaid chalices, candelabras and many other artifacts survived the blaze thanks to quick-thinking firefighters, police and city employees.

By REUTERS
16/04/2019
Large dirt mounds remain on the Temple Mount and are still waiting to be recovered for archaeologica

Temple Mount Sifting Project to relaunch for Jerusalem Day

A third of the removed Temple Mount soil remained unsifted and is in danger of being lost by erosion.

sharafat archeology

Impressive Jewish artifacts found in Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem

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.

By BEN BRESKY
28/03/2019
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Spotting a fake: Flourishing industry of Jewish manuscript forgeries [PICTURES]

The National Library is swamped with calls from “collectors” from Arab countries offering “historical manuscripts” that supposedly once belonged to Jewish communities in Islamic lands.

By CHEN MALUL/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
01/02/2019
Libyan Jewish exile David Gerbi prays inside Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli October 1, 2011. Gerbi a

Israel to seek $250bil in compensation from Arab, Muslim countries

The estimate was released in anticipation of the announcement of the Trump administration's long-awaited peace plan, according to the report.

05/01/2019
The Church of Saint John the Baptist in Jerusalem

New Jerusalem museum looks at the origins of Christianity

After extensive renovations, Terra Sancta Museum showcases archaeological artifacts linked to the life of Jesus.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
19/10/2018

Israeli child unearths rare 11,500-year-old fertility figurine

Itamar Berna discovered the figurine while hiking in northern Israel.

30/08/2018

En route from Iowa to Paraguay, Torah scroll tells tale of modern Judaism

How this Torah found its way from the plains of Iowa to the central hills of Paraguay is a remarkable story of Jewish geography and connection, history and timing, ancient ties and internet links.

By VICTOR WISHNA/JTA
26/07/2018
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