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Third Crusade site where Christian forces defeated Muslim army identified

Framework used to pinpoint site involves historical records, archaeological remains, and environmental studies.

The indomitable spirit of the Jewish people - The story of Yavne

Though this story is most closely associated with the fast of Tisha Be’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, [...] its enduring appeal no doubt lies in its profound optimism.

By DR. MOSHE SHOSHAN
02/08/2020
Back to the future – from the first to the 21st century

The cauldron of anger and dissatisfaction mixed with messianic hope was beginning to boil; soon it would erupt in serious outbreaks of violence throughout the land.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
29/07/2020
The western wall male side on Tisha B'av, 2018
The 9th of Av, 1920, the promise of return and our responsibility

We, exactly 100 years later, who are undergoing our own extended tumultuous period of the Three Weeks of mourning, must remember how far historically the Jewish people have come

By RABBI DANIEL LANDES
29/07/2020
Potential antibiotic alternative found in 1,000-year-old manuscript

The treatment, known as Bald's eyesalve, is simple compared to modern medicine, and is made from onion, garlic, wine and bile salts.

29/07/2020
An ultra-Orthodox jew prays at the Westen Wall July 17, 2002 on Tisha B'Av
Tisha Be'av: a social tragedy from then to now

Every generation has its own barns, whose stock is the source of its national resilience. We have a supreme obligation to protect them against those who would set them afire to promote their ideology

By YEDIDIA STERN
29/07/2020
What did Jerusalem look like at the time of the original Tisha Be'av?

To this day, the day that marked this destruction, the 9th of Av in the Jewish calendar, has been a day of fast and mourning.

Scientists revive 100 million-year-old microbes from deep under seafloor

Up to 99% of the microbes, dating back to the age of dinosaurs, that were found encased in the sediment survived despite having essentially no nutrients for all that time.

By REUTERS
28/07/2020
New York's Tenement Museum lays off education staff due to COVID-19

In total, 76 employees were laid off, 71 of which were part of the education staff and five others being part of retail, marketing and visitor services.

23/07/2020
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