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Rains Unearth Rare Bar Kochba-era Coin Hailing ‘Freedom of Israel’ An Israeli tour guide stumbled across a rare 1,900-year-old coin from the time of the Bar Kochba revolt unearthed by recent rains, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority said Monday. Tour guide Maayan Shalom was walking near the Givat Gad […]
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Yeshiva University Punished Itself in NCAA Tourney Loss Yeshiva University’s first trip to the NCAA Division III men’s basketball Tournament was brief, and it didn’t include one of its best players. The Orthodox Jewish school from Washington Heights, which drew acclaim on a variety of platforms after winning the Skyline […]
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Seal From First Temple Period Found at Kotel Supports Biblical Accounts A rare, well-preserved piece of clay dating to the First Temple period with the Hebrew inscription “governor of the city” was recently discovered during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem. “This shows […]
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Meet ‘Supergirl,’ the World’s Strongest Teenager Most days, Naomi Kutin, a high school junior from New Jersey, is a mere teenage mortal. During weekend powerlifting competitions, when the crowd is revved up and that bar is loaded with hundreds of pounds — Naomi squats 321 pounds and dead lifts 365 […]
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The Real Reason Rachel Zoe Waited 3 Years To Cut Her Son’s Hair For the curious, there is a reason that stylist Rachel Zoe chose to keep her three-year-old son Kaius’ hair long: She and her husband, Rodger Berman, are Jewish, and they chose to honor the ceremonial custom of […]
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