Archive for June, 2008

Fernando Levisky Dead at 71, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.
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Fernando Levisky Dead at 71, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.

Fernando Levisky, a lawyer, writer and journalist, has died here at the age of 71. A member of the Sao Paulo Academy of Literature, he was the author of seven books, all of them in Portuguese, including “Israel in Brazil,” “My Brothers,” and a compendium of the Jewish Encyclopedia. For many years Levisky was active […]

NYU Plans Anwar Sadat Chair, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.
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NYU Plans Anwar Sadat Chair, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.

Plans by New York University to create an Anwar Sadat Chair in Diplomacy in the name of the late President of Egypt were announced by Dr. John Brademas, president of NYU. Brademas spoke at a convocation marking the 25th anniversary of the Fulbright educational exchange program in Israel. The event was held here Tuesday at […]

Mexican Tortillas Have a New Ingredient: A Special Protein Enriched Flour Developed in Israel, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.
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Mexican Tortillas Have a New Ingredient: A Special Protein Enriched Flour Developed in Israel, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.

Something new has been added to Mexican tortillas. The something is a special protein enriched flour developed in Israel. According to an article by Laurie Kassman Garcia in “R and D Mexico,” an official publication of Mexico’s Council of Science and Technology, published in Washington, D.C., the unique process was engineered by Milouot, a kibbutz […]

Aridor Confirms His Opposition to High Payment to Sinai Settlers, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.
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Aridor Confirms His Opposition to High Payment to Sinai Settlers, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.

Finance Minister Yoram Aridor of Israel confirmed here that he strongly opposed the 4.4 billion Shekel ($250 million) compensation offer by the Israel government to the settlers of Yamit, the town in northern Sinai to be returned to Egypt when Israel withdraws from the area in April. However, Aridor, who is here on behalf of […]

Medical History in Israel, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.
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Medical History in Israel, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.

A 27-year-old Israeli woman, who was a boy for the first five years of her life, has recently given birth to her second child, a doctor at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot confirmed today. Doctors said it was possibly the first case in medical history of a sex-changed person giving birth. Her first baby was born […]

Small Number of Jews from Poland Allowed to Leave for West Germany, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.
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Small Number of Jews from Poland Allowed to Leave for West Germany, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.

Despite martial law in Poland, ethnic Germans, believed to include a small number of Jews, have been allowed to leave that country for West Germany during the past four weeks, according to West German officials. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported last month that a limited number of ethnic Germans of Jewish origin were among the […]

France Places Conditions on Reconstructing Iraq’s Nuke Reactor, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.
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France Places Conditions on Reconstructing Iraq’s Nuke Reactor, JTA, Jan. 15, 1982.

France said today that it will supply Iraq with low-enriched “Caramel” uranium and a low-grade fuel not suitable for weapons when it reconstructs Iraq’s nuclear reactor which was destroyed last June by Israel. Foreign Minister Claude Cheysson told Parliament that France has already informed Iraq that the new equipment supplied by France will be based […]

What Happened to the Cult Figurines? Ephraim Stern, BAR 15:04, July-Aug 1989.
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What Happened to the Cult Figurines? Ephraim Stern, BAR 15:04, July-Aug 1989.

Israelite Religion Purified After the Exile Accidental discoveries of two pits containing cult figurines have led me to discern an extraordinary development in Israelite religious observance. This development occurred when the Jews returned from the Babylonian Exile in the sixth to fifth centuries B.C. The first discovery took place in the opening season of our […]

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Visualizing First Temple Jerusalem, Rivka Gonen, BAR 15:03, May-Jun 1989.
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Visualizing First Temple Jerusalem, Rivka Gonen, BAR 15:03, May-Jun 1989.

Visitors to Jerusalem understandably are often confused by the jumbled and disconnected layers of the past that exist side by side with the teeming modern city. Jerusalem at the time of the First Temple—the Jerusalem of the Bible, the Jerusalem of Solomon, the Jerusalem whose Temple was destroyed in 586 B.C. and whose residents were […]

Royal Gateway to Ancient Jerusalem Uncovered, Eilat Mazar, BAR 15:03, May-Jun 1989.
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Royal Gateway to Ancient Jerusalem Uncovered, Eilat Mazar, BAR 15:03, May-Jun 1989.

Bible and Beyond Click here to view the original article. Dedicated to the memory of Professor Yigal Shiloh. The love and devotion he brought to the discovery of ancient Jerusalem will continue to inspire us for many years to come. For ten years—from 1968 to 1977—the area adjacent to the southern wall of Jerusalem’s Temple […]

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