Who Aare You Eshba‘al ben Bad‘a?

A rare inscription dated to the 10th century BCE, to the time of King David, was discovered a few years ago in an excavation carried out at Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley, southwest of Jerusalem. “An approximately 3,000-year-old pottery jar, broken into many sherds, was discovered in 2013,” says Saar Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority. “Letters written in ancient Canaanite script discerned on several sherds sparked the curiosity of researchers.”

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Sifrei Torah Begun In Emotional Kosel Ceremony

In an emotional and uplifting ceremony at the Western Wall, with the participation of dozens of families of captives, bereaved families, and displaced families from the south and north, two Torah scrolls were dedicated tonight to the Western Wall, and the writing of dozens of Torah scrolls began, which will be placed in the synagogues in the Gaza Envelope communities and on IDF bases.

290,000 Gather for Rally of Jewish Unity in Washington, D.C.

With the Israel-Gaza war approaching its 40th day and antisemitism on the rise around the world, an estimated 200,000 people from all walks of Jewish life gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in a massive show of unity and support for the people of Israel, who have been under attack since Oct. 7.

The Gaza Synagogue Recaptured In The War

The media recently reported that for the first time in decades, Israel Defense Force soldiers prayed in the ancient synagogue in Gaza. The archaeological excavation was carried out to uncover the remains and associated finds of the 6th–7th century CE synagogue and to conserve it. The archaeologists considered that the synagogue served as a place of prayer for the Jewish community in Gaza until the seventh century CE, and that it was destroyed in the Early Islamic period.