Archive for August, 2016

Illegal Jewish Immigration before World War II
By August 23, 2016 Read More →

Illegal Jewish Immigration before World War II

The deterioration of the circumstances of the Jews in Europe led to mass immigration despite visa restrictions by the British. Palestine was the closest and most likely destination for most of these immigrants. Prof. Ron Zweig, New York University

Qumran Cave IV, Exterior
By August 21, 2016 Read More →

Qumran Cave IV, Exterior

Qumran Caves are a series of caves, some natural, some artificial, found around the archaeological site of Qumran in the Judean Dessert in the West Bank. It is in a number of these caves that the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The limestone cliffs above Qumran contain numerous caves that have been used over the millennia: the first traces […]

Posted in: Excavation
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote Them
By August 17, 2016 Read More →

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote Them

After a quarter century of discovery and publication, the study of the manuscripts from the desert of Judah has entered a new, more mature phase. True, the heat and noise of the early controversies have not wholly dissipated. One occasionally hears the agonized cry of a scholar pinned beneath a collapsed theory. And in the […]

The City of David is the Archaeological Portal to the History of the Jewish People
By August 16, 2016 Read More →

The City of David is the Archaeological Portal to the History of the Jewish People

The archaeological discoveries in the City of David open a window into the secrets of the history of Jerusalem and the Jewish people as a whole.

The Destruction of King Solomon’s Temple
By August 16, 2016 Read More →

The Destruction of King Solomon’s Temple

The Land of Israel is a natural bridge between the African and Eurasian continents, not only in terms of territory, but also between different peoples, cultures, languages and religions.  It has been the focus of so much attention, the home of so many nations, and the stage for many events that have shaped world history.  […]

The Significance of the Scrolls, Lawrence H. Schiffman 1990 (6,5)
By August 16, 2016 Read More →

The Significance of the Scrolls, Lawrence H. Schiffman 1990 (6,5)

Dead Sea Scroll scholarship is undergoing a virtual revolution. New ideas and perspectives are percolating among the small group of scholars who dedicate themselves to primary research on the content of the scrolls. Recent publications focus on major changes in the way Dead Sea Scroll research affects our understanding of the history of Judaism and […]

Posted in: Introduction
The France 2 Al-Durrah Report, its Consequences and Implications
By August 9, 2016 Read More →

The France 2 Al-Durrah Report, its Consequences and Implications

Report of the Government Review Committee 19 May 2013 Jerusalem Executive Summary The Al-Durrah Affair has its origins in a media report first aired by the French public television channel France 2 on September 30, 2000. The report claimed to show the killing of a Palestinian boy, targeted along with his father, according to the […]

Did the Philistines Destroy the Israelite Sanctuary at Shiloh?—The Archaeological Evidence
By August 3, 2016 Read More →

Did the Philistines Destroy the Israelite Sanctuary at Shiloh?—The Archaeological Evidence

The shoals in the sea of archaeology are treacherous indeed. Take the case of Marie-Louise Buhl. Ms. Buhl, a Keeper of the National Museum of Denmark, recently wrote part of the final report on the Danish excavations at Shiloha. Ms. Buhl’s task was admittedly complicated by the fact that the Shiloh excavations had been carried […]

Posted in: Exodus