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Today is Tisha b’Av, the 9th of Av – the day on which Jews mourn the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, the First Temple by the Babylonians in 586 BCE and the Second Temple by the Romans, … Continue reading

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Herod’s Last Journey

It’s been quite a while since I last visited the Israel Museum and, to tell the truth, I would not normally have chosen an afternoon in late August, during the school holidays, when the museum opens its doors free to … Continue reading

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