Was There an Ancient Synagogue on the Isle of Delos?

Oct. 21 2015

The Greek island of Delos is known as the mythical birthplace of Apollo and the location of an ancient oracle. Over 100 years ago, a French archaeologist discovered a structure there built in the 2nd century BCE, and concluded from inscriptions that it was a synagogue. But the case is far from closed, as Brian Schaefer writes:

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More about: Ancient Greece, ancient Judaism, Archaeology, History & Ideas, Samaritans, Synagogues

 

Iran Was Violating the Nuclear Deal Even before the U.S. Pulled Out

March 5 2021

In a formal report on Monday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), made clear—without saying it outright—that the Islamic Republic had deliberately misled the agency about its ongoing nuclear activities. Richard Goldberg explains what this means with regard to the White House’s hopes of reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the 2015 agreement with Tehran is formally known:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Nuclear proliferation, U.S. Foreign policy