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The people's car?
The unknown Jewish engineer behind Hitler’s vaunted Volkswagen Beetle
A Nashville exhibit highlights the contributions of Josef Ganz and others that were swept under the rug when they were blacklisted by the Reich
'There was an ethos of simplicity'
Proof of King David? Not yet. But riveting site shores up roots of Israelite era
Based on controversial carbon dating, Prof. Avraham Faust's Tel 'Eton excavation offers up startling look at a settlement formed alongside the United Monarchy
World must tell Gaza’s Hamas-abused masses the truth: There will be no ‘return’
After Monday's terrible violence and loss of Palestinian life on the Gaza border, the world owes the Palestinians some painful but simple truths. Weeks of Hamas-spurred "March of Return" rallies -- with their accompanying riots, bids to cut through the border fence in order to carry out attacks inside Israel, dispatch of blazing attack kites,...
I was at the Gaza border, we did all we could to avoid killing
I'm writing this for my good friends, my moral humane friends, and for all those who are concerned and angry over the Palestinians killed and injured on the border with Gaza. In the biblical Exodus from Egypt, when the Egyptian army drowned in the Red Sea just before overtaking the Israelites, our sages say that God prevented the angels from singing and rejoicing, scolding them with the words “my creations are drowning in the sea and you are singing?!” I write these words with great caution, and from a sense of...
Let’s do the time warp: Stunning pix of Jerusalem from over 100 years ago
In honor of Jerusalem Day, the City of David Archive presents a selection of photos taken in the capital of the Jewish world well before the foundation of the state
Cheering Israel’s 70th, descendants of Nazis march in Jerusalem
Top pro-Israel evangelical leader sees ‘wellspring’ of support for Jewish state
Boston theater producer happy to air Israel’s ‘dirty laundry’ on stage
'Anne Frank writes about sexuality in a disarming way'
Anne Frank’s gay uncle, sex jokes found ‘hidden’ in her diary
The Anne Frank House announced on Tuesday the discovery of “hidden text on two pages” of the world-famous diarist’s original notebook. The revelation follows a two-year image-processing investigation into pages that Anne had covered over with brown paper while in hiding from the Nazis. Given to her blank by her father, Otto Frank,...
Hungary’s ‘missing’ Jews come out of hibernation to take community’s helm
Israeli researchers say they have found a way to curb growth of cancer cells
Scientists at Ben-Gurion University develop a molecule that inhibits development of a protein that is active in many tumors
Mobileye inks largest-ever deal to provide self-driving tech for 8 million cars
Replacing agents with bots, startup upends home insurance industry
People of the screen
Jewish actor flies solo through interstellar Ellis Island in new ‘Star Wars’
Spoiler alert: Opening worldwide May 23, the quick-moving Han Solo standalone flick's star Alden Ehrenreich is a force to be reckoned with
First Muslim superhero film ‘in the works’ – report
Much ado about nothing
Over 70 hours of new footage revealed for 20th anniversary of ‘Seinfeld’ finale
Shavuot recipe inside
An Israeli-American chef uses his influences from Bulgaria to the Big Easy
Ancient Jewish gambler’s chariot race curse found in decoded 5th Century scroll
A nailed-shut amulet uncovered in Turkey in the 1930s, written in Jewish Aramaic and newly translated, pleads for help from Balaam's ass at the track
Earliest evidence of bridle use found on 4,700-year-old donkey from Bible’s Gath
Archaeologist for a day: Find Temple Mount treasures — at a school near you
There will be blood: Earliest evidence of ritual vengeance found near Jerusalem
Long-dead wild animals get new life on view at Tel Aviv nature museum
'If they die, they come to us,' where 2 Russia-trained taxidermists and dozens of curators have labored to prepare a facility that speaks to kids and professors alike
Show’s over for Tel Aviv’s Dolphinarium eyesore
Video by Luke Tress
#MeToo at Mount Sinai
Consent and power: these are loaded words. Hotly debated in recent years in popular culture, the topic of consent challenges us to examine the very nature of choice within relationships, especially when they are between parties of unequal standing. On Shavuot, the relationship taking center stage is between God and the Jewish people as they stand at Mount Sinai to receive the Torah. It is the paradigm of an unequal power dynamic -- even presuming that God, in His omnipotence, treats the human beings with benevolence. The Gemara in Shabbat...
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