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    2. Letter reveals Einstein's fears of growing nationalism, anti-Semitism

      Letter reveals Einstein's fears of growing nationalism, anti-Semitism
      ByAssociated Press JERUSALEM More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter. His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by right-wing extremists and police had warned the noted physicist that his life could be in danger too. So Einstein ...
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    3. Hebrew U launches Jerusalem/Nepal semester program for international students

      Hebrew U launches Jerusalem/Nepal semester program for international students
      American college students torn between a semester in Israel and one in a more exotic location will no longer need to choose, as the Hebrew University launches a new partnership with a Jewish social justice group for a joint Israel-Nepal semester this spring. Students are often pulled between wanting to explore deeper inwardly, about their Jewish identity, or their global identity, going farther than they have had a chance before ...
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    4. Secrets of a lost village of ancient Israel come to light

      Secrets of a lost village of ancient Israel come to light
      A vanished village, buried for centuries under the sands of time, is beginning to emerge in the cave-dotted lowlands southwest of Jerusalem. In typical old-new Israeli fashion, the work of revealing Beit Lehi-Beit Loya mixes painstaking manual labor with cutting-edge technology. Project leaders are now putting their fascinating discoveries on view to the public online in 3D, enlivened by virtual reality. First settled by Jews in approximately the late sixth ...
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    5. Archaeologists find signs of 3,000-year-old oracle cult in ancient Israel

      Archaeologists find signs of 3,000-year-old oracle cult in ancient Israel
      The town ofAbel Beth Maacahwas known in biblical times as a place for conflict resolution, we may divine from references in scripture. Now archaeologists have found a strange shrine that they think may have been associated with the "wise woman" of the city, mentioned in the bible. But rather than being just a clever elder - they suspect she may have fulfilled an oracular role. The tell in which Abel Beth ...
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    6. Hebrew University Law Professor to Lead UN Human Rights Committee

      Hebrew University Law Professor to Lead UN Human Rights Committee
      Yuval Shany, the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been selected to lead the United Nations Human Rights Committee. The Human Rights Committee (and not the Human Rights Council from which the United States withdrew on June 20, 2018) is a body ofindependent expertsthat monitors implementation of theInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rightsby its State parties. This marks the first time ...
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    7. Rivlin has personal interest in Hebrew University celebration - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

      Rivlin has personal interest in Hebrew University celebration - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
      Of the numerous ceremonies and receptions that President Reuven Rivlin hosts for an incredible number and variety of organizations and institutions in Israel and abroad, the one closest to his heart was arguably the meeting of the International Board of Governors of the Hebrew University, which this year is celebrating the centennial of the laying of its 14 corner stones on the barren hills of Mount Scopus.Rivlin is not ...
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    8. Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel - ABC News

      Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel - ABC News
      An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts. The 5-centimeter (2-inch) sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the Holy Land during the 9th century B.C. a period associated with biblical kings. Exquisitely preserved but for a bit of missing beard, nothing quite ...
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    9. Hebrew University squeezes into top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking

      Hebrew University squeezes into top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking
      The UK magazine Times Higher Education, which publishes an annual ranking of global universities, has placed Hebrew University of Jerusalem among the top 100 most powerful global university brands. This marks the first time since 2014 that an Israeli university has been included in this list, the university said in a statement. The World Reputation Rankings 2018 surveyed more than 10,000 leading academics from 137 countries, the statement said ...
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    10. Beautiful New Stalactite Cave Discovered During Work for New Water Pipeline to Jerusalem

      Beautiful New Stalactite Cave Discovered During Work for New Water Pipeline to Jerusalem
      A previously unknown stalactite cave was discovered this week deep underground in the Jerusalem Hills, thanks to thedigging of a fifth water pipelinetoJerusalemand some luck. The karstic cavern contains hundreds of limestone stalagmites and stalagmites in all sorts of forms. Based on the humidity and amount of water inside, the cave is apparently still active: The stalactites are continuing to grow, one drop at a time. The complex of stalactite ...
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    11. Hidden Text Found on 'Blank' Dead Sea Scrolls

      Hidden Text Found on 'Blank' Dead Sea Scrolls
      Previously hidden text on fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls is now readable, revealing a possible undiscovered scroll and solving a debate about the sacred Temple Scroll. The discoveries came from a new infrared analysis of the artifacts, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced yesterday (May 1). The newfound writing came from the books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus, which are in the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Old Testament ...
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    12. A Cache of Coins: Dozens of Coins Discovered in Cave near Temple Mount

      A Cache of Coins: Dozens of Coins Discovered in Cave near Temple Mount
      March 26, 2018Bronze coins, the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire, were found near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. These bronze coins were discovered by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar during renewed excavations at the Ophel, located below the Temple Mounts southern wall. These 1.5cm bronze coins were left behind by Jewish residents who hid in a large cave (7x14 meters) for four ...
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    13. Is This Seal the Earliest Evidence of the Prophet Isaiah?

      Is This Seal the Earliest Evidence of the Prophet Isaiah?
      Some 2,700 years ago, someone pressed a seal bearing the name Isaiah into a soft piece of clay, which hardened over time, say archaeologists who discovered the impression in Jerusalem. If the seal was for the prophet Isaiah, it would be the first archaeological evidence of the Jewish prophet, who has a book in the Hebrew Bible named after him. Isaiah, according to the Hebrew Bible, encouraged Hezekiah, king ...
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    14. Prof. Sergiu Hart to receive Israel Prize in economic research, statistics

      Prof. Sergiu Hart to receive Israel Prize in economic research, statistics
      Prof. Sergiu Hart of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be awarded the Israel Prize for economic research and statistics, the Education Ministry announced on Thursday.Education Minister Naftali Bennett approved the recommendation of the prize committee headed by Prof. Yoav Benjamini. In its decision, the prize committee called Prof. Hart a former president of the World Association of Game Theory and member of the Academy of Sciences of Israel ...
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    15. Prof. Edwin Seroussi to be awarded Israel Prize for musicology

      Prof. Edwin Seroussi to be awarded Israel Prize for musicology
      Prof. Edwin Seroussi of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be awarded the Israel Prize for his research in culture, arts and musicology, the Education Ministry announced on Tuesday.Education Minister Naftali Bennett approved the recommendation of the prize committee headed by Prof. Eitan Steinberg. In its decision, the prize committee hailed Prof. Seroussis contribution and achievements in the study of Jewish music in the region of Andalusia (Spain and ...
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    16. Israel Prize in literature to be awarded to David Grossman

      Israel Prize in literature to be awarded to David Grossman
      Author David Grossman will be awarded the Israel Prize for Hebrew literature and poetry, the Education Ministry announced on Monday.Education Minister Naftali Bennett approved the recommendation of the prize committee headed by Prof. Avner Holtzman and congratulated Grossman. Since the early 1980s, David Grossman has taken his place at the center of Israeli culture and he is one of the most profound, moving, and influential voices in our literature ...
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