Archaeologists Discover a Rare Talmudic-Era Mosaic in the Galilee

March 19 2019

Several years ago, part of an ancient winepress was uncovered in the ruins of the village of Korazim (known in the New Testament as Chorazim), but only recently have archaeologists been able to investigate further without damaging it. They found a mosaic floor that, like the winepress, dates to the talmudic period (200-500 CE), as the Jerusalem Post reports:

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More about: Ancient Israel, Archaeology, Galilee, History & Ideas, Synagogues, Talmud, Wine

Exploring the Political Significance of the Seder Liturgy

April 6 2020

Besides being one of the most beloved of all Jewish texts, argues Meir Soloveichik, the Haggadah is also a foundational work of Jewish political philosophy. He explains why this is so—and much else about this deceptively simple work—in an eight-part audio course. Listen to the first lecture here, and click on the link below for the entire series. (Other options for download and streaming are also available.)

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More about: Haggadah, Jewish political tradition, Seder