3,300-Year-Old Coffin From Time of Pharoahs Unearthed in Israel

A 3,300-year-old Egyptian coffin from the time of the pharaohs has been discovered in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.

London Orthodox Synagogue Stops Allowing Women To Carry Torah Scroll

Under pressure from the local rabbinical court, a London Orthodox rabbi ended the practice of women carrying a Torah scroll during prayers at his synagogue.


Circumcision Studies Give Backing To Supporters of Rite

In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles at least in the U.S. And science is playing a big role.


Hungary Jewish Leader Gusztav Zoltai Quits

Gusztav Zoltai, the director of Hungary’s federation of Jewish communities, or Mazsihisz, resigned in what community leaders said was a protest against the government over Holocaust commemorations.

Onetime Sephardic Towns See Euro Signs in Revival of Lost Jewish Heritage

Towns in Spain and Portugal are embracing their Sephardic heritage in hopes of uncovering lost historical legacy. They also smell a lucrative possible lure for Jewish tourists.

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