Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 13:19
Jewish scholars are having to rethink opinions about life and culture in early Byzantine times after the discovery of a 5th century synagogue, complete with elaborate mosaic floors.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-11 09:07
The remains of a late Roman-Byzantine-era synagogue have been discovered in the Arbel National Park near the Sea of Galilee. The building is thought to date from the 2nd to 4th century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-26 19:41
The History Channel has created a website with interactive links covering the history of all the major holidays on the calendar.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-25 21:17
Plans to build a parking lot in Pilsen, Czech Republic, have changed after the discovery of children's graves, part of a 15th century Jewish cemetery.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-01 15:11
Christian Science Monitor correspondent Cathryn J. Prince paints document restoration expert Rabbi Menachem Youlus as a latter-day Indiana Jones in her May 16, 2007 report. Rabbi Menachem travels the world to find and restore sacred but damaged Torahs.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-27 14:07
For several decades, Israeli archaeologist Ehud Netzer has been looking for the tomb of King Herod. Now he believes he has found it at Herodium, a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-26 19:16
Visit Sacred: Discover what we share, an exhibit of sacred texts, is on display at the Pearson Gallery of the British Library. The exhibit runs through September 23, 2007. (Digital books online)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-05 13:42
March 6 - April 22, 2007 the Las Vegas Art Museum and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will present The Prato Haggadah: An Illuminated Medieval Manuscript in the Making, with a lecture by David Kraemer on March 15, 5:30 P.M.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-26 15:54
Come celebrate Purim with the good gentles of the Barony March of the Debatable Lands on Sunday, March 4 at the Branstetter-McCandless Castle, 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford PA, 15090. The site will open at noon and close at 8pm. There will be an all-day side-board of Jewish foods cooked by Mistress She'erah bat Shlomo from several cuisines (meal will be meat, non-dairy, and vegetarian-friendly). The site is wet. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-07 09:07
Lord Yehoshua ben Hayyim haLevi, founding seneschal of the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Israel, reports that the shire just held an event to honor Shushan Channuka, or 8th Night.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-11-28 09:11
Over five centuries after expelling the Jews from their country, the Spanish have developed an interest in Judaica, especially through archaeology or the restoration of period documents.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-11-04 19:52
Roger Prior, a Shakespearean scholar, is convinced that many of the musicians of the Tudor Court, including the Bard's own "Dark Lady," may have been Separdic Jews.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-10-19 11:40
Archaeologists working on the site of a shopping center in Pizen, Bohemia are seeking a rare, Jewish cemetery dating to the 15th century. Researchers know that Jewish graves tend to be well-preserved and expect them to yield valuable information on the life of the community.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-09-27 17:58
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, last week brought us into Anno Mundi (Year of the World) 5787. But Jews have only figured the calendar from the Creation since the 9th century C.E.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Sun, 2006-06-18 14:54
"Chag HaGez" in Maale Levona*
Monday, June 26, 2006
30 Sivan 5766
Starting at 16:00
Special concert by Shlomo Shavit
A bus will be leaving from Jerusalem at 15:00 (fee for the bus
and happening is 20NIS p/p or 100 NIS per family)
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-09 12:12
King Pedro of Castile, called "the Cruel," was excommunicated by the Pope on June 9, 1365 for his treatment of the clergy.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-04-26 20:42
Cambridge University has received a grant of nearly half a million pounds to conserve and digitize its Genizah Collection of medieval Arabic and Jewish documents.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-12 17:07
An exhibit of Roman floor mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York gives insight into Jewish life around the Mediterranean in the late Roman period. Depicting scenes and symbols from Judaism, some mosaics also included Latin inscriptions.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-01-19 14:39
"Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible" will be on display at the Florida International Museum through May 14, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-07 20:19
A medieval ark hidden behind a false wall tells the tale of a secret 16th century synagogue concealed by the city's persecuted Jews.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-12-05 11:19
Welcome one and all to Eskalya's first ever Hanukkah event being held on January 7th! Come light the menorah and give cheer during this festival of lights.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 18:53
New DNA evidence has produced some surprising links between Hispanics living the America's Southwest and Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition 400 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 15:10
The Brooklyn Museum will present an exhibition of 21 Roman mosaics from an ancient synagogue when it hosts Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 12:14
In a review for the New York Times, Robert D. Kaplan looks at Columbia University professor Mark Mazower's new book Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-28 18:55
A burial site near Acre, once believed to have been a Jewish cemetery, has turned out to be Roman.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-24 13:10
Archaeologists working on the excavation of a 5th or 6th century synagogue near the coastal city of Saranda have uncovered impressive new structures.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2004-02-25 14:17
This week Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the history and social customs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.