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Tablets of Jewish Exiles

When King Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem in the sixth-century B.C.E., many Jews were deported and the Babylonian Exile began. Explaining how much suffering Nebuchadnezzar caused the Jewish people, Psalm 137:1 says, “By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.” Newly discovered cuneiform texts give a surprising look at the lives of these exiled Jews.

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Why Do Israeli Men Live So Long?

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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