By Hannah Pressman.. What a family heirloom taught me about my ancestors, and the mysterious parts of my Jewish history. Anointing challah with honey during the first year of marriage is a popular Jewish tradition—a way for newlyweds to mark the sweetness of their new life together. I confess, though, to preferring savory indulgences over sweet ones, in general. So, once the second year of my marriage was underway, I was not all that reluctant to return to salting my challah. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Temple’
By Daniel K, Eisenbud.. Antiochus sparked the Maccabean revolt that led to the victory of the Maccabees and reclaiming of the Temple. Nearly 30 years after completion of excavations in the courtyard of Jerusalem’s Tower of David, outside the Old City’s walls, archeologists thought no stone was left unturned. [Photo top right: Antiochus Epiphanes] (more…)
By JNI.media.. A decorated bronze incense scoop and a bronze jug were recently uncovered in archaeological excavations in Migdal (see photo top right), on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. The Israel Antiquities Authority is leading archaeological excavations slated for the construction of a guesthouse at Migdal. The land is owned by Arke New Gate. (more…)
The Jewish Temples: Where were they located?
By Dr. David R. Reagan.. I have been receiving a lot of inquiries recently concerning a Temple. The sub-title is, “Amazing New Discoveries That Change Everything About The Location Of Solomon’s Temple,” which reads like a Madison Avenue advertising slogan. The thesis of this book is startling. It asserts that the Jewish Temples (Solomon’s and Herod’s) were located south of the Temple Mount in the ancient City of David and that the entire Temple Mount was the Antonia Fortress where Roman troops were garrisoned. The author, Robert Cornuke, touts himself as a “former FBI trained police investigator.” Read the full story here. (more…)
By MEMRI.. In a recent TV interview, Egyptian novelist and scholar Youssef Ziedan said that the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Palestine is not the Al-Aqsa Mosque referred to in the Quran. Citing ancient scholars, Ziedan said that the Al-Haram Mosque and Al-Aqsa Mosque were “on the road from Mecca to Ta’if.” “Neither we nor the [Jews] have anything to do with it,” he said. “It’s all politics.” Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on the Egyptian CBC TV channel on December 3, 2015. (more…)
By Lenny Ben-David.. The current Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammed Ahmad Hussein [Photo top right], declared on October 25, 2015, that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was a mosque built on the site “3,000 years ago, and 30,000 years ago… since the creation of the world.” In his interview with Israel’s Channel 2, the Mufti also insisted that there never was a Jewish Temple or shrine atop the Temple Mount.3
By C4I International.. Tisha B’Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, “the Ninth of Av,”) is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. Tisha B’av begins in the Diaspora at sundown on August 4, 2014 (9th of Av, 5774). (more…)
By Lance Lambert.. The Canon of the Old Testament and other Jewish Literature. During these 400 years before Christ we discover three main streams of literary activity. Firstly, The Canon of the OT.We use the term ‘canon’ (meaning ‘measure’) to distinguish from other writings that which is divinely inspired and absolutely authoritative. (more…)
By Adam Kirsch.. For a hundred generations Jews lived in anticipation of redemption, a historical tension that continues to define Judaism. Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world. Tractate Sukkot, whose third chapter Daf Yomi readers finished this week, is not one of the parts of the Talmud primarily concerned with the Temple. Unlike Yom Kippur, which in Temple times was a holiday focused on the high priest in Jerusalem, Sukkot is a holiday celebrated by all Jews at home. (more…)
By Menachim Prosner.. With Chanukah beginning this Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, preparations are at a high pitch at Chabad-Lubavitch centers to reach an estimated 8 million people in more than 80 countries through public menorah-lightings large and small, in addition to the distribution of 2.5 million holiday guides, 700,000 menorahs—oversize public ones and those affixed to car roofs for parades—and some 30 million Chanukah candles.
That should add a little light to the world. (more…)