Men in Israel have one of the highest life expectancies in the world – 81 years – according to the World Health Organization. By comparison, men living in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries have an average life expectancy of 77.7 and the world average is 68.8. So, why do Israeli men have this advantage? A new study proposes an unexpected theory.
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Seventy-eight years ago today, a train full of 200 children from a Jewish orphanage in Berlin arrived in Harwich, Great Britain. It was the first convoy in what came to be known as Kindertransport. Kindertransport (children’s transport) was a series of rescue missions that relocated thousands of Jewish children under the age of 17 from Nazi Germany to Great Britain. Carried out between 1938 and 1940, Kindertransport moved more than 10,000 children out of Nazi territory – first from Germany and then also from Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland – and placed them in foster homes, hostels, schools, or farms throughout Great Britain.
Watch as a group of historians save Holocaust artifacts, which they continue to find around the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, including SS tableware.
Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre located in the Old City of Jerusalem is a marble structure, which some branches of Christianity consider to be the resting place of Jesus. For centuries, this marble casing has prevented researchers from exposing what’s inside, until now.
A papyrus dating from the First Temple Period that contains the oldest known mention of Jerusalem in Hebrew has been acquired by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The text was stolen from a cave in the Judean Desert and then acquired in a sting operation by the IAA.