A chief conservator for Jerusalem’s Tower of David found a bronze penny showing the face of Antiochus IV Epiphanes during routine work last week before the start of Hanukkah. This notable king was defeated by the Maccabees – which is believed to be a blessing from God – in the Jewish Hanukkah story.
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On a stone bowl that archaeologists found while excavating in Jerusalem’s City of David, they discovered that a name was engraved on the surface. This name may be related to the Hasmonean Kings.
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.
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.