Over 1,000 Ancient Clay Seals Discovered in an Israeli Cave

Sept. 7 2018

In ancient times, small clay objects known as bullae were used to seal scrolls and to identify their authors. An Israeli archaeologist, along with his son, recently discovered an enormous trove of bullae in a cave located in the ancient Judean city of Mareshah. According to experts, the original scrolls had disintegrated while the bullae survived. Amanda Borschel-Dan writes:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, History & Ideas, Maccabees

The Attack on the Colleyville Synagogue and the Battle of Narratives

Jan. 21 2022

In the aftermath of high-profile, violent incidents in the U.S., there is virtually always a national attempt to blame one or the other major political party. Dominic Green, considering the recent hostage-taking at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue, notes that while political discussions of this type may not matter much to the victims of any given attack, they have an invidious effect on our politics. For Jewish parents worried about whether to send their kids to school, he suggests,

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, U.S. Politics