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Why an Ancient Tablet Describing an Ark Isn’t Proof the Biblical Story Happened

By On August 31, 2017

Amazing rescue stories are starting to emerge from Texas. The human chain that helped an elderly man exit his stranded car. Volunteers coming from afar on Jet Skis and fishing boats. It got… Read More

Oldest Circumcision in the World
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The Oldest Circumcision in the World

By On February 17, 2016

Have you ever wondered what the oldest illustration of a circumcision looked like? Of course you haven’t, but we’ll tell you anyway. A bas-relief—a type of sculptural technique in which the sculpted… Read More

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History As It Happens

By On May 9, 2011

Last week, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency–the esteemed Jewish newswire–released a searchable web version of its complete archive, dating back to the early 1920s. The archive offers a remarkable (and remarkably thorough) look into… Read More