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    2. Ancient scepter found in south may have been part of life-sized 'divine statue' - The Times of Israel

      Ancient scepter found in south may have been part of life-sized 'divine statue' - The Times of Israel
      An approximately 3,200-year-old scepter found at a biblical site in southern Israel may be the first physical evidence of life-sized divine statues used in Canaanite rituals, according to a new report. Yosef Garfinkel, an archaeology professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, wrote in the academic journalAntiquitythat the scepter, which was made from bronze and coated in silver, was discovered inside the cellar of a Canaanite temple at Lachish. He ...
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    3. Special vessels show Jewish continuity in Israel after Roman destruction

      Special vessels show Jewish continuity in Israel after Roman destruction
      New research offers insights on how Jewish life continued in the Land of Israel after the destruction of the Temple and of Jerusalem at the hands of theRomans. The use of chalkstones vessels, very common among the Jewish population during the Second Temple Period, did not stop with the destruction of city in the second century CE as previously thought, but continued in the Galilee, the new center of Jewish ...
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    4. Why dance? From prehistory to the Bible, scholar offers answers

      Why dance? From prehistory to the Bible, scholar offers answers
      In the 1990s, leading Israeli scholar Yosef Garfinkel, head of the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led several seasons of excavations at the Neolithic site ofShaar Hagolanin northern Israel. Among other things, the researchers uncovered several clay figurines depicting the deity Mother goddess presenting unnaturally elongated heads. For their artistic qualities, the figurines were exhibited in the most important museums around the world. For Garfinkel, they ...
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    5. DNA from the Bible's Canaanites lives on in modern Arabs and Jews

      DNA from the Bible's Canaanites lives on in modern Arabs and Jews
      THEY ARE BESTknown as the people who lived in a land flowing with milk and honey until they were vanquished by the ancient Israelites and disappeared from history. But a scientific report published today reveals that the genetic heritage of the Canaanites survives in many modern-day Jews and Arabs. Thestudy inCellalso shows that migrants from the distant Caucasus Mountains combined with the indigenous population to forge the unique Canaanite culture ...
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    6. Seven Israeli university programs named among top 100 worldwide

      Seven Israeli university programs named among top 100 worldwide
      Seven ofIsraels universitydepartments have been ranked among the worlds top 100 in their respective disciplines, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday. The 10th annual edition of the QS ranking, which assessed the performance of 86 programs at eight Israeli higher education institutions, showed an overall regression for Israels higher education system, compared to global competitors. Four key metrics were used to compile the ...
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    7. Were These 3,500-Year-Old Carvings of Nude Women Used As Ancient Fertility Drug? - Live Science

      Were These 3,500-Year-Old Carvings of Nude Women Used As Ancient Fertility Drug? - Live Science
      An inscribed ancient Egyptian scarab and five clay tablets with carvings of naked women have been found in Rehob, a 3,500-year-old city in Israel. The carvings likely depictancient fertility goddesses, such as Asherah or Ashtarte, Amihai Mazar, an archaeology professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, told Live Science. "[They] were used at home, as part of popular domestic religious practice in the domestic sphere, mainly related to fertility ...
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    8. 3,500-year-old staircase evidence of conquered Canaanite king’s grandeur

      3,500-year-old staircase evidence of conquered Canaanite king’s grandeur
      Seven stunning large basalt stairs recently excavated at Tel Hazor give new indication of the ancient grandeur of the Canaanite kingdom 3,500 years ago, that according to biblical tradition was conquered by the Israelites and razed to the ground. As depicted in Joshua 11:10, Hazor was the head of the Canaanite settlements taken by the Israelite leader. While there are still more stairs to be uncovered, it is ...
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    9. Neanderthal Settlement Where Our Prehistoric Relatives Lived for 10,000 Years Discovered in Israel

      Neanderthal Settlement Where Our Prehistoric Relatives Lived for 10,000 Years Discovered in Israel
      A Neanderthal settlement that was occupied by our ancient relatives on multiple occasions over the course of 10,000 years has been discovered by archaeologists in northern Israel. The 'Ein Qashish site was first identified in 2005 when flint artifacts and bones that appeared to date to the Stone Age were found. In 2013, after the site was damaged during the construction of a road, researchers were able to excavate ...
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    10. Israelis Design Tiny Toys For Kinder Eggs In Hebrew University Course

      Israelis Design Tiny Toys For Kinder Eggs In Hebrew University Course
      ByLinda Gradstein In my family, there used to be an ongoing dispute between me and my kids about the Kinder Surprise eggs, the chocolate treat that comes with a toy prize inside. My kids liked the ones that had lots of tiny parts, and I as the one who had to put the toys together liked it when they came in one piece. Now some of those delightful or devilish ...
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    11. In Oakland, Reuven Hazan makes sense of Israeli politics - The Jewish News of Northern California

      In Oakland, Reuven Hazan makes sense of Israeli politics - The Jewish News of Northern California
      BYMAYA MIRSKY|FEBRUARY 26, 2019 If you want to understand Israeli politics, stop thinking about the American political system.Political scientist Reuven Hazanfixed his audience in Oakland with a stare and told them, plainly, that they had to take a broader view or they would never comprehend Israel. Dont assume anything is similar to what you understand, he said during his talk, Making Sense of Israeli Politics. Hazan, former chair ...
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    12. Research says you shouldn't feel singled out for flying solo on Valentine's Day - The Times of Israel

      Research says you shouldn't feel singled out for flying solo on Valentine's Day - The Times of Israel
      The whole love and marriage thing isnt for everyone, but sometimes it feels like it should be especially for those who frequently find themselves sitting at the kids table at one Jewish function or another. Fortunately, if youre enjoying the single life, a new book by Hebrew Universitys Dr. Elyakim Kislev confirms that you are not alone: Singles are statistically likelier to have more fun, more active and far-reaching social ...
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    13. 4 reasons being single is good for your body and soul - From the Grapevine

      4 reasons being single is good for your body and soul - From the Grapevine
      ByBenyamin Cohen| Thursday, January 31, 2019 The new book by Elyakim Kislev. Tired of swiping right on thatdating app? Not to worry. Feeling pressure from your parents and friends to settle down and get married? Take a breath and relax. Decades ago, there may have been more of a stigma attached to being single, but that's changing with each passing year. In Europe, more than 50 percent of households ...
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    14. The race for the next Dead Sea Scrolls, and why we may lose it - Haaretz

      The race for the next Dead Sea Scrolls, and why we may lose it - Haaretz
      A narrow path leads up to Qumran, a series of caves dotting the stone cliffs where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. The mouth of a recently discovered cavity, Cave 53, is gaping but once inside the space is narrow and dark, like a rabbit hole. Following its most recent excavation, Cave 53 is all of 15 meters long and 80 centimeters high. Dr. Oren Gutfeld, an archaeologist with the ...
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