Jews in the Greco-Roman Period

The History of Hanukkah

The History of Hanukkah

“Hannukah”—the celebration of the (re-)dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem—goes back to the very first dedication—that of Solomon in the 10th century BCE. But the holiday Jews have long called Hannukah commemorates just one of the Temple’s re-dedications—that at the hand of the Maccabees in 164 BCE. This holiday has sometimes been called a “minor” […]

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Jewish Mysticism

Eleazar of Worms, Sha‘ar ha-Sod ha-Yihud we-ha-’Emunah pp. 147-148.

Eleazar of Worms, Sha‘ar ha-Sod ha-Yihud we-ha-’Emunah pp. 147-148.

  The Creator has no body, physical stature, image or form at all… The glory is an appearance of the resplendent light, which is called Shekhinah, and the will of the Creator shows and images that very light to the prophets according to the hour, to this one like that [form] and to the other […]

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Hebrew Bible

King Solomon’s Wall Still Supports the Temple Mount, Ernest-Marie Laperrousaz, BAR 13-03, May-Jun 1987.

King Solomon’s Wall Still Supports the Temple Mount, Ernest-Marie Laperrousaz, BAR 13-03, May-Jun 1987.

“No actual remains of Solomonic Jerusalem have survived,” Dr. Kathleen Kenyon wrote shortly before her death in 1978.1 Most scholars would agree with famous British archaeologist even today. I believe she is wrong. A major Solomonic monument is visible in Jerusalem today for all to see. Indeed, virtually every visitor to Jerusalem does see it, […]

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Medieval Christendom

October 20, 2015 Temple Mount – United Nations

October 20, 2015 Temple Mount – United Nations

October 20, 2015 Temple Mount United Nations “United Nations ― Senior United Nations officials have objected to a proposal by some Arab states to classify the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, as part of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalems’s Old City, following angry denunciations by Israel and many Jewish American groups. […]

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Returning and Redemption

December 1951 Director of UNRWA in report to the Sixth General Assembly

December 1951 Director of UNRWA in report to the Sixth General Assembly

December 1951 Arab Refugees The Director of UNRWA in his report to the Sixth General Assembly, wrote: “The refugees are better off than the poorest levels of the native population, and in some cases better off than the Arabs of Palestine. It is, to let statistics speak, indicative of the material side of the question […]

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Jews in Islamic Lands

Jews of Iraq

Jews of Iraq

The mass emigration of Jews from Iraq in the years 1950 and 1951 brought to an end the existence of a community which had been in the region for millennia. From the very birth of Judaism in what was then Mesopotamia, Jews have been present in or very strongly linked to the area. Primary sources […]

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Early Modern Period

November 16, 2015 European Anti Semitism

November 16, 2015 European Anti Semitism

November 16, 2015 European Anti Semitism A MAYOR IN HUNGARY ACCUSED ISRAEL OF BEING BEHIND THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PARIS, THEN APOLOGIZED WHEN A RECORDING OF THE COMMENTS WAS MADE PUBLIC. During the meeting, according to the news website, Gábor Huszár, who has served as the mayor of Szentgotthárd since 2010, apparently sought to […]

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October 7, 1951 David Ben Gurion

October 7, 1951 David Ben Gurion

  David Ben Gurion, the Prime Minister of Israel, in presenting the policies of his Government to the Parliament stated: “The Government … will strive for permanent peace with the neighboring countries, in cooperation with them in the development of the Middle East.”

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October 1951 Palestine Conciliation Commission

October 1951 Palestine Conciliation Commission

October 1951 Islam Says No to Jewish Homeland and State of Israel At the meetings of the Palestine Conciliation Commission, the Arab states refused to agree to a pledge of non-aggression against Israel, a pledge offered by Israel to the Arab states.

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September 27, 1951 The Times of London

September 27, 1951 The Times of London

The Times of London When in September 1951 the Palestine Concilliation Commission submitted a five point peace proposal to the Israel and Arab delegations, providing inter alia for the “repatriation of Arab refugees in categories which could be integrated into the economy of the State of Israel and who wish to return and live in […]

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