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Jewish archaeological sites in West Bank must be preserved - Herzog

"It is important to know that Jewish history did not originate in Tel Aviv, but in Judea and Samaria," ZOA Israel director Dan Illouz said.

Meet Ilya Galant: The man who tried to redefine Ukrainian Jewish history

For Ilya Galant, the myths of eternal hatred between Ukrainians and Jews were just that, myths.

By BRIAN HOROWITZ/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
03/03/2022

Revealed: 90 'new' pages from one of the oldest printed Hebrew books

Prior to the new acquisition, the National Library of Israel already held 59 pages from the book.

Bahrain’s Jewish communities launch campaign to restore Jewish cemetery

The Jewish community in Bahrain dates back about 140 years to the late 1800s when a group of Iraqi Jews and a smaller number of Jews from Iran arrived in search of economic opportunities.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
12/01/2022
Sections of the ancient Dead Sea scrolls are seen on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem May 1

Science Ministry issues grant for historical Jewish texts algorithm

A Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) research team has received a grant to program an algorithm that will identify links from across Jewish source texts

Ark of the Covenant

Ethiopia and the legend of the lost ark

A longstanding religious legend in Ethiopia describes how the Ark of the Covenant was brought there 3,000 years ago by a man named Menelik, the son of the Queen of Sheba and Israel’s King Solomon.

The Beta Israel: The return of a lost tribe

The history of Ethiopian Jewry goes back millennia. For almost 2,000 years, the Beta Israel had their own community – even their own kingdom and army – in the Simien Mountains region of Ethiopia.

The return of Michelle Mazel's Dr. Julius

It is clear from Mazel’s writing that she likes her protagonist and cares what happens to him.

Exhibition on Jewish history in Arab countries opens in France

The Institut du Monde Arabe is also planning a conference and "ambitious meditation actions" for the public.

National Library of Israel reveals new Hanukkah treasures

The library has the vast majority of Hebrew and Jewish books, journals and magazines published in history.

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