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King Solomon's MInes Are From Era — But Not His

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

It took 10 date pits and one olive pit to come to the conclusion that the heyday of the copper mines at Timna, near Eilat, was indeed during the reign of King Solomon, in the 10th century B.C.E.Read More


Israeli Science Textbook Publishers Ordered To Censor Human Reproduction

By Lior Dattel and Yarden Skop (Haaretz)

The Education Ministry has asked textbook publishers to eliminate chapters on human reproduction, pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted diseases from science textbooks used in state religious junior high schools as well as from their teacher manuals, Haaretz has learned.Read More


White House Pushes for Jewish Support on Syria

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

The U.S. administration has launched an outreach campaign to convince American Jewish leaders and their organizations to support President Obama’s efforts to win Congressional support for a military operation in Syria – but the leaders are wary of joining the fray.Read More


Barack Obama Holds Rosh Hashanah Conference Call With Rabbis

By JTA

President Obama reflected on the High Holidays and offered New Year’s greetings in a conference call with nearly 1,000 rabbis.Read More


World's Literary Stars Ask Israel To Spare West Bank Villages

By Haaretz

Dozens of the world’s literary stars have added their names to an Israeli writers’ petition urging the army and the Netanyahu government not to destroy Palestinian villages in the southern Hebron hills.Read More


Polish Jews Sue Over Kosher Slaughter Ban

By JTA

The umbrella group representing Polish Jews petitioned Poland’s constitutional court to reverse a ban on ritual slaughter methods.Read More


Women Hold Peaceful Selichot Prayer Service at Western Wall

By Ilene Prusher (Haaretz)

It was a first in quite some time: The Women of the Wall held a prayer service at the Western Wall and got to worship, sing and even dance at the holiest site in Judaism largely unperturbed.Read More


French Muslim Attacked for Interfaith Ties to Jews

By JTA

A French imam known for promoting Jewish-Muslim relations said he was physically assaulted in Tunisia by a man who called him a “Zionist.”Read More


92-Year-Old Nazi Faces Trial for Killing of Resistance Fighter

By Reuters

A 92-year-old who served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler’s elite Nazi troops, goes on trial on Monday in the western city of Hagen on charges of having shot in the back and killed a Dutch resistance fighter at the end of World War Two.Read More


90% of Anti-Terror Grants Go to Jewish Groups

By JTA

Some 90 percent of the $10 million in funding announced by the Department of Homeland Security to help nonprofit organizations protect themselves from terrorism went to Jewish institutions.Read More


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