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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. Martin Buber Supported MLK In Letter To LBJ

      Martin Buber Supported MLK In Letter To LBJ
      Just before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Library of Israel has unveiled a timely letter from its Martin Buber Archive. In 1965 Buber, just before his death, joined a group of Hebrew University professors in writing to President Lyndon B. Johnson to emphasize the importance of the end of Kings brief incarceration following a march on Selma, Alabama. King had received the Nobel Peace Prize the previous year ...
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    14. Albert Einstein Collection Heads to Taiwan

      Albert Einstein Collection Heads to Taiwan
      January 11, 2018-For the first time in history, the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HU) will be on display in Asia. The exhibit, Albert Einstein: Life in Four Dimensions, curated by Avi Muller, will open January 12 at the National Chiang Kei-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. Scores of original Einstein memorabilia will be on display, including his 1921 Nobel Prize, handwritten pages from the Theory ...
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    15. Archaeologists uncover bittersweet end of 1,800-year-old Tiberias menorah

      Archaeologists uncover bittersweet end of 1,800-year-old Tiberias menorah
      Why would Crusaders decorate a staircase with the carving of a menorah? This archaeological mystery almost two millennia in the making was recently solved, seven years after the Jewish symbol was discovered in a Hebrew University excavation of ancient Tiberias. The massive menorah, originally carved on a basalt tomb door, is tangible evidence of the citys dramatic historical periods in the past centuries, under the worlds three major monotheistic religions ...
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