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Jerusalem Model Rediscovered, Helen Davis, BAR 13:01, Jan-Feb 1987.
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Jerusalem Model Rediscovered, Helen Davis, BAR 13:01, Jan-Feb 1987.

Reveals minute details of 19th-century Jerusalem But for the curiosity, lively intelligence and considerable sleuthing of a group of young scholars, a unique and exquisitely detailed model of Jerusalem in the 1870s might still lie moldering in the basement of a museum in Geneva. Today, however, the completely restored 13-foot by 15-foot zinc model, crafted […]

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Books in Brief: Jerusalem: Rebirth of a City, Neil Asher Silberman, BAR 12:04, Jul-Aug 1986.
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Books in Brief: Jerusalem: Rebirth of a City, Neil Asher Silberman, BAR 12:04, Jul-Aug 1986.

Jerusalem- Rebirth of a City Martin Gilbert (Jerusalem- Domino Press, 1985) 238 pp., $25.00 Nineteenth-century Jerusalem was, in many ways, both a reflection of the past and a prophecy of the future. Beneath its narrow streets and among its ancient quarters lay the remains of the city’s 5,000-year-long history. In the hearts and minds of […]

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The Diaspora, Returning, the Land of Israel as a Focus in Jewish History, Benjamin J. Segal, World Zionist Organization, Jerusalem 1987.
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The Diaspora, Returning, the Land of Israel as a Focus in Jewish History, Benjamin J. Segal, World Zionist Organization, Jerusalem 1987.

Even before the destruction of the First Temple in 587 B.C.E., Jewish communities had been established outside Israel. The Second Temple’s destruction in 70 C.E., however, carried the Jews to the far corners of the settled world and established the “Diaspora” (Greek for “dispersion”) as the proper description of the Jewish condition. No longer was […]

News from the Field: The Divine Name Found in Jerusalem, Gabriel Barkay, BAR 9:02, Mar-Apr 1983.
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News from the Field: The Divine Name Found in Jerusalem, Gabriel Barkay, BAR 9:02, Mar-Apr 1983.

The Divine Name—the tetragrammaton—yod, he, waw, he—YHVH—Yahweh—LORD—sometimes rendered in English Jehovah—has been found in the Holy City, Jerusalem, for the first time in an archaeological excavation. Dating to the end of the seventh or sixth century B.C., the prayer-like inscription containing the Divine Name was scratched on a tiny amulet—a rolled-up strip of silver. Jerusalem […]

Jerusalem as Textbook, Gideon Avni, BAR 22:03, May-Jun 1996.
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Jerusalem as Textbook, Gideon Avni, BAR 22:03, May-Jun 1996.

Large excavations give way to smaller, more focused digs as archaeological parks and displays sprout up all over the city. The magnitude and extent of archaeological activity in Jerusalem since the city was reunited in 1967 are unparalleled in the city’s long history of research. Since then, we have seen two major waves of excavations. […]

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Ride of the light brigade, Greer Fay Cashman, Jerusalem Post, Oct 30, 2007.
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Ride of the light brigade, Greer Fay Cashman, Jerusalem Post, Oct 30, 2007.

Australian horsemen reenact the heroic Beersheba charge on its 90th anniversary 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheva Victory by 800 mounted Australians over 4,000 well-trained Turks seems a bit far-fetched. But that’s exactly what happened on October 31, 1917, at the Battle of Beersheba, which 90 years ago arguably changed the direction of the Sinai […]

Moslem Jerusalem 638-1099, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem: Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.
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Moslem Jerusalem 638-1099, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem: Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.

The caliph Omar, as we have seen, was careful not to harm Jerusalem. This was because of its special sanctity for the adherents of the new religion of Islam. It was by no means as holy as Mecca, where Mohammed was born, or Medina, which welcomed him after his flight from his home town and […]

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Under the Mamelukes 1250-1517, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem: Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.
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Under the Mamelukes 1250-1517, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem: Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.

Jerusalem was now back under the control of the Egyptian court, but only for a little while longer under the Ayyubids. After the death of Ayyub in 1249, control was seized by Aybak, a Mameluke, and he started a line of sultans who were to rule the region for 267 years. The Mamelukes were slaves—mamluk […]

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The Mists of Antiquity 2000-1000 BC, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem: Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.
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The Mists of Antiquity 2000-1000 BC, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem: Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.

Jerusalem, with a recorded history of some four thousand years, has been more familiar to more people for a longer period than any other place on earth. It is a city of enchantment, perched high amid the Judean hills, some forty miles inland from the Mediterranean coast. It stands in the centre of Israel, roughly […]

Jews in Muslim Lands-Ottoman Empire
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Jews in Muslim Lands-Ottoman Empire

Early Modern Period Overview Overview- Jews in Muslim Lands/Ottoman Empire Primary sources and presentations Obdiah Bentinoro, Letter from Jerusalem, Elliott Horowitz, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Sefer `Ets Hayyim (text), Yosef Hacker, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. (The presentation gives a good overview of Jews in the Ottoman Empire.) Secondary sources Arbel, Benjamin. “Venice and the Jewish […]

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