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Jerusalem family finds 2,000-year-old ritual bath under living room

Jerusalem family finds 2,000-year-old ritual bath under living room | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
Discovery in traditional hometown of John the Baptist points to presence of Jewish village during Second Temple era
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2,500 Year Old Jewish Tablets Discovered in Iraq

2,500 Year Old Jewish Tablets Discovered in Iraq | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
2,500 year old Babylonian tablets have been discovered in Iraq which provide a glimpse of Jewish life in Babylonian exile. Put simply, the tablets corroborate the Biblical tale....
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Ancient Glass Bracelet Decorated with Menorahs Found in Israel

Ancient Glass Bracelet Decorated with Menorahs Found in Israel | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Israel recently unearthed a glass bracelet decorated with a timely design. The ancient piece of jewelry is engraved with a seven-branched candelabrum, or menorah — the symbol of the Hanukkah holiday.
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Resources For Teaching About Sukkot

Resources For Teaching About Sukkot | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
Sukkot is a holiday that is rich in tradition and meaning.  It has many symbols and rituals associated with it.  Use these handouts to help teach about the holiday. *Laminate the handout that conta...
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Sukkah Games, Online Sukkot Games For Kids - Jewish Interactive

Sukkah Games, Online Sukkot Games For Kids - Jewish Interactive | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
This stimulating, animated Sukkah Game app invites children to virtually experience the Jewish festival of Sukkot (Succos). Use clues from Torah texts to build a sukkah.
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Ancient Mikvah Unearthed Near Barcelona

Ancient Mikvah Unearthed Near Barcelona | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
A 15th century mikvah was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain.
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Israel Museum obtains world’s ‘first Jewish coin’

Israel Museum obtains world’s ‘first Jewish coin’ | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
American donor gives Jerusalem institution collection of 1,200 silver Persian coins, including 4th century BCE drachm with earliest mention of Judea
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Temple and sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza 26-Dec-2012

Temple and sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza 26-Dec-2012 | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
The finds, dated to the early monarchic period and including pottery figurines of men and horses, provide rare testimony of a ritual cult in the Jerusalem region at the beginning of the period of the monarchy.
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A New Model of Learning: The Yeshiva as R&D Department of the Jewish World

A New Model of Learning: The Yeshiva as R&D Department of the Jewish World | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
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In first, imperial Roman legionary camp uncovered near Megiddo

In first, imperial Roman legionary camp uncovered near Megiddo | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
Archaeologists unearth remains of 2,000-year-old Galilee garrison of Sixth Legion Ferrata, where 5,000 men kept order at time of Bar Kochba Revolt — the only permanent Roman military camp ever discovered in region
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Ancient tablets on display in Jerusalem reveal Jewish life during Babylon exile

Ancient tablets on display in Jerusalem reveal Jewish life during Babylon exile | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
Culture: Tablets from 500-600 BCE shown for first time; exhibition reveals life of Judeans in ancient Babylon; tablets contain details of business, contracts, families.
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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Being Jewish

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Economist Carmel Chiswick looks at religion not as a spiritual practice but as a good, something that is bought. How much is it worth?
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In Jerusalem, a glimpse of Newton’s apocalypse, smuggled Syrian bibles, Kafka’s Hebrew

In Jerusalem, a glimpse of Newton’s apocalypse, smuggled Syrian bibles, Kafka’s Hebrew | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
As it pioneers a worldwide initiative to digitize every Hebrew manuscript in existence, Israel's National Library offers a rare and tantalizing sight of its most prized treasures

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Qumran, the land of buried treasure

Qumran, the land of buried treasure | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
Former Baptist priest Vendyl Jones — who claims to be the inspiration for Indiana Jones — has spent years excavating here for the Temple Treasures.
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AVI CHAI » Chanukah Acts: Engaging Our Students by Design

Our Chanukah Acts series seeks to answer the question, 'What can parents and Jewish educators learn from about how to inspire others to more active...
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AVI CHAI » Habits of Heart in our Schools: Chanoch L’Naar

AVI CHAI » Habits of Heart in our Schools: Chanoch L’Naar | Jewish Learning | Scoop.it
AVI CHAI Program Officer Rabbi Dr. Steve Brown called for vignettes showing what religious purposefulness looks like in Jewish day schools – and day school...
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