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Tourists visit the ancient fortress of Masada
The fall of Masada

Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women and children reportedly chose to take their own lives rather than suffer enslavement or death at the hands of the Roman army.

By JODI MAGNESS
14/12/2019
Masada and Jewish heroism:  A new perspective
Masada and Jewish heroism: A new perspective

The most important question is why the Jews at Masada stopped fighting.

14/12/2019
Mixing it up at Masada

DJ Damian Lazarus embraces the New Year with his alfresco festival at Masada

By JENNIFER GREENBERG
26/09/2019
Ask the Rabbi: Heroism at Masada?

It might come as a surprise that the Sages never discuss Masada in their vast Talmudic or midrashic literature.

By SHLOMO BRODY
05/09/2019
Inscribing the Jewish future on Masada

“By writing a Torah on Masada, we are continuing what the Romans wanted to stop 2,000 years ago,” said Rabbi Shimshon Israeli.

Book review: A noble death?

Jodi Magness has taken a closer look at the legendary tale of Masada, and the facts, speculations and myths

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
05/06/2019
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Masada officials get package 35 years in the making... three years late

A tourist from New Zealand returned something to the desert fortress Masada, but the journey to do so spanned a significant amount of time.

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Hike of the Month – Masada

Make your visit to Masada an Unforgettable Hiking Experience!

Alexander Muss High School in Israel students are gifted a new Torah scroll courtesy of JNF
High school students celebrate receiving Torah at Masada

Atop Mount Masada, where Jews faced annihilation thousands of years ago, students from Alexander Muss High School in Israel celebrated their heritage by welcoming a new Torah scroll

12/07/2018
A group of wheelchair-bound Israelis visits Masada, December 2017
Wheelchair-bound Israelis take to new heights at the top of Masada

About 80 people partook in the event, some of whom were seeing the monument for the first time in their lives.

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