Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Inscription offers new slant on ABC's of archaeology
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On the last day of the dig, after long stretches of work under the blinding light of the Israeli sun, excavators spotted what appeared to be an inscription on a 40-pound stone wedged into a 3,000-year-old wall. The importance of these archaic letters - obscured by dust and the wear of millennia - only became apparent after the block had...
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When Americans sit down to their turkey and gravy dinner this Thanksgiving, and make the important decisions of the day - sweet potatoes or mashed, pumpkin pie or apple - some may actually stop to reflect on what this holiday really is all about. The Plymouth colonists and their neighboring American Indians, who according to the commonly accepted history taught...
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The National Museum of American Jewish History's plan to construct a prominent new building on Independence Mall - a symbolic space that proponents say demonstrates just how the Declaration of Independence and Constitution have benefited a religious and ethnic minority - has undergone a slight revision. Rather than build on their current Fifth Street site between Market and Arch streets,...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Most of my friends didn''t date in college. In fact, until I graduated, my only "dates" were with my college boyfriend. In college, you either had friends "with benefits," or a particular beau. There usually weren''t multiple dates with various people. If you had a crush, you''d meet that special someone for lunch at the student union or for coffee...
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Marc Levin uses an anti-Semitic screed as a jumping-off point to examine hatred
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Just what were the protocols Marc Levin considered when making "Protocols of Zion"? "The whole concept was to take it to the streets," he says of his street theater of a film that opens on Friday, Nov. 25 at Ritz theaters. Handicam at hand, the documentary-maker addressed the concerns of anti-Semitism in post-9/11 America while using the infamous - and...
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