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The Feast of Tabernacles – Sukkot

The Feast of Tabernacles was the last of the seven biblically mandated celebrations. It was also the most joyful and was the only feast in which the Israelites were commanded by God to rejoice. (Deuteronomy 16:13-15)

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Israel marks solemn Day of Atonement

Israelis prepared for the holiest day of the Jewish calendar on Friday when the entire country grinds almost to a halt for Yom Kippur, Judaism’s Day of Atonement; businesses, TV stations, airports and highways shut down until Saturday night.

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King Solomon era Timna Valley copper mines

Radiocarbon dating of olive pits shows site was active during 10th century BCE, backing up Biblical account.

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Treasure trove of gold unearthed at base of Temple Mount

Byzantine-era coins and unique menorah medallion found by Hebrew University archaeologists at site abutting Southern Wall.

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What Is A Distribution Center?

Learn more about the distribution centers that provide food to individuals and families in severe need throughout Israel.

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Four ways Christians can make a difference during the Syria & Egypt Crises

When it comes to the crises in Syria and Egypt, Christians should not sit idly by on the sidelines and watch others make moves we agree or disagree with. The Scriptures indicate we can and should play an active role in times of trouble — our top priorities should be to learn, pray, give and go.

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2,700-year-old Hebrew inscription found in Jerusalem

First Temple-era pottery fragment features name similar to Biblical prophet’s father, archaeologists say of find in The City of David site in Jerusalem.

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The Jerusalem divide, and yet a life saved

The Times of Israel reported an Israeli volunteer medic, who is also an Orthodox West Bank settler, is reunited with the Arab Jerusalemite he resuscitated in the Old City.

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Second round of peace talks in Jerusalem

Haaretz reported that the second round of talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams ended late Wednesday night, after five hours of discussion. A senior Israeli official said that the meeting was long and serious, and that the two sides scheduled a time for another meeting in the coming days.

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OECD report shows Israel has highest poverty rate in the developed world

Israel is the most impoverished of the 34 member countries, with a poverty rate of 20.9%, according to a report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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King David’s Palace is uncovered archaeologists report

Fox New has reported that archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered two large buildings fit for a king-- Biblical King David, that is.

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Thousands gather at Western Wall in Jerusalem

Jews in Israel and around the world mourn the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples.

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Oldest inscription found in Jerusalem, dates back to the time of King David

3,000-year-old text from King David’s time, in an unknown language on the top of a jug, is earliest alphabetical writing ever found in holy city. Jar fragment bearing an inscription in a Canaanite language was unearthed near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologist Eilat Mazar.

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Civil Unrest in Egypt

Joel C. Rosenberg shares about the future of Egypt in light of the recent civil unrest.

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Israeli President turns 90 as the nation celebrates

Shimon Peres rakes in the blessings, greetings, and good wishes at a fan-filled 90th birthday bash in Jerusalem.

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A once unthinkable water surplus is possible with desalination

Water from the Mediterranean Sea rushes through pipes en route to being filtered for use across Israel in a process called desalination, which could soon account for 80 percent of the country's potable water. Extracting the Mediterranean Sea’s water could provide Israel with an unquenchable supply of the resource it lacks.

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‘Oldest Torah’ found in University of Bologna

The Times of Israel reported that a 12th-century scroll was discovered in an Italian university library after being mistakenly catalogued in 1889. Mauro Perani, a professor of Hebrew in the university's cultural heritage department, was updating the library's Hebrew manuscript catalogue when he stumbled upon the scroll in February.

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Archaeologists warn Western Wall project threatens history

The Times of Israel reported that archaeologists expressed deep concern over construction and renovation works at the Western Wall enclosure in Jerusalem’s Old City, Maariv reported Tuesday. The work, they said, would greatly damage artifacts under the plaza floor, which would be lost forever.

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