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The Travels of Rabbi Petachiah of Ratisbon
By August 27, 2017 Read More →

The Travels of Rabbi Petachiah of Ratisbon

The Travels of the Student of the Ramban all equally state that “on the Temple Mount stands a beautiful sanctuary which an Arab king built long ago, over the place of the Temple sanctuary and courtyard” Rabbi Obadiah ben Abraham who wrote a letter from Jerusalem in 1488 says that “I sought the place of […]

The 2,000-Year Continuity of Jewish Holidays and Festivals
By March 16, 2016 Read More →

The 2,000-Year Continuity of Jewish Holidays and Festivals

Archaeological evidence, historical documents and famous works of art combine to paint a picture of the continuity of celebration of Jewish holidays and festivals from ancient times until contemporary Judaism. Throughout the long history of the Jewish people, through trials and tribulations, in Israel and in exile, wherever Jews have lived, they have celebrated their […]

Isaiah Chap 40, Bryna Jocheved Levy
By January 4, 2016 Read More →

Isaiah Chap 40, Bryna Jocheved Levy

The Sabbath immediately following Tisha B’Av is known as Shabbat Nahamu, the Sabbath of Consolation.  The name is taken from Isaiah 40:1, the haftarah read on that Shabbat: ‘Comfort, oh comfort My people,’ says your Lord Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, And declare to her That her term of service is over, That her iniquity is […]

Awaiting the Messiah, Returning, the Land of Israel as a Focus in Jewish History, Benjamin J. Segal, World Zionist Organization, Jerusalem 1987.
By July 21, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

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

Though subject to many conquests, the Land of Israel was never bereft of all Jews. In each generation, throughout the occupations, some stayed and still others returned. Arriving not in waves but in trickles, these individuals not only fulfilled their Jewish obligation as they understood it, but they also preserved the road over which masses […]

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 […]