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2,000 Years of Historical Documentation of the Celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hosha ‘na Rabba and Shemini Atzeret
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2,000 Years of Historical Documentation of the Celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hosha ‘na Rabba and Shemini Atzeret

We have evidentiary documentation of the celebration of the holidays  of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and the related holidays of Hosha ‘na Rabba and Shemini Atzeret, beginning with the Apostle Paul, the great Jewish Historian Josephus (37-100 CE), author of Antiquities of the Jews, and the Roman Historian, Plutarch (46-120 CE), the author of […]

Sacrifice of Isaac, Laurent de La Hyre (1606-1656).
By July 15, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Sacrifice of Isaac, Laurent de La Hyre (1606-1656).

An Angel Prevents the Sacrifice of Isaac Jews read this story of the, ‘Akeidah’, the ‘Binding of Isaac’ on Rosh Hashanah in the Synagogue, reminding us of how we need to be ready to sacrifice our lives and those of our family for the ultimate value of serving G-d. “And Abraham stretched forth his hand, […]

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 […]