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May 29, 1967 The Six-Day War: Gamal Abdul Nasser
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May 29, 1967 The Six-Day War: Gamal Abdul Nasser

May 29, 1967 The Six-Day War Gamal Abdul Nasser, Egypt’s President, in speech before the Egyptian National Assembly, May 29, 1967: “[I]f we were able to restore conditions to what they were before 1956 God will surely help and urge us to restore the situation to what it was before 1948.” “The issue is not […]

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June 8, 1967 The Six-Day War
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June 8, 1967 The Six-Day War

A combination of bellicose Arab rhetoric, threatening behavior and, ultimately, an act of war left Israel no choice but preemptive action. To do this successfully, Israel needed the element of surprise. Had it waited for an Arab invasion, Israel would have been at a potentially catastrophic disadvantage. While Nasser continued to make speeches threatening war, […]

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1877 The Jews of Jerusalem
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1877 The Jews of Jerusalem

Schaff, Philip: Through Bible Lands. Notes of Travel in Egypt, the Desert and Palestine. London n.d., 232–278. Source: Nathan Schur. Jerusalem. In Pilgrims’ Accounts Thematic Bibliography

A Thousand Years of History in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, Nitza Rosovsky, BAR 18-03, May-Jun 1992.
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A Thousand Years of History in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, Nitza Rosovsky, BAR 18-03, May-Jun 1992.

A walking tour reveals Jerusalem flourishing, destroyed and splendidly rebuilt. War—or rather two wars—made possible the current golden age of discovery in Jerusalem, at the City of David, at the Temple Mount and in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter. In 1948, during Israel’s War of Independence, the occupants of the Jewish Quarter surrendered to the […]

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Temple in Jerusalem – Avi Yonah Model
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Temple in Jerusalem – Avi Yonah Model

The Temple in the Old City of Jerusalem, were one of a series of structures which were located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. There were two Temples – Both the centre of Jewish worship and ritual.

Towards Statehood, 1946-1948
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Towards Statehood, 1946-1948

Overview Toward Statehood and Beyond, Returning, the Land of Israel as a Focus in Jewish History, Benjamin J. Segal, World Zionist Organization, Jerusalem 1987. Primary sources 1946 1947 1948 Newspaper articles 1946 August 1947 September 1947 November 1947 December 1947 January 1948 February 1948 March 1948 April 1948 May 1948 June 1948 July 1948 August […]

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Toward Statehood and Beyond, Returning, the Land of Israel as a Focus in Jewish History, Benjamin J. Segal, World Zionist Organization, Jerusalem 1987.
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Toward Statehood and Beyond, Returning, the Land of Israel as a Focus in Jewish History, Benjamin J. Segal, World Zionist Organization, Jerusalem 1987.

If the nineteenth century was a Jewish age of change, the twentieth century was an age of cataclysm. The world seemed to move ever faster as new problems arose daily, while former difficulties grew steadily to massive, overwhelming dimensions. People scarcely had time for ideological confrontation as history forced them to turn their attention to […]

Mishnah Pesahim 10:2-9: The Passover Seder
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Mishnah Pesahim 10:2-9: The Passover Seder

Greco-Roman Period The Passover Seder was originally a Temple ritual. After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. it became a home ritual and one of Judaism’s central educational tools. The mishnah presents a basic outline of its rituals. 10-2 They mixed for him the first cup [of wine]- The House of Shammai […]

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Jerusalem Talmud Haggigah 2:1 (77a-77c): Four Who Entered the Pardes
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Jerusalem Talmud Haggigah 2:1 (77a-77c): Four Who Entered the Pardes

Greco-Roman Period The following aggadic narrative demonstrates the reasons for the Rabbinic hesitation to teach esoteric traditions. After Elisha ben Abuyah becomes an apostate, his student Rabbi Meir continues to respect his immense learning while feeling the pain of his loss to the Rabbinic community of sages. Four entered the Pardes- 215 One peeked and […]

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Baruch 1-2: The Destruction of the Temple and the Exile
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Baruch 1-2: The Destruction of the Temple and the Exile

1These are the words of the book that Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah son of Zedekiah son of Hasadiah son of Hilkiah wrote in Babylon, 2 in the fifth year, on the seventh day of the month, at the time when the Chaldeans took Jerusalem and burned it with fire. 3 Baruch read […]