Remains of Ritual Baths and Olive-Oil Presses from the Early Talmudic Era

Sept. 14 2020

After the Romans’ brutal suppression of the Bar Kokhba revolt in 135 CE, the rabbis reconstituted the Sanhedrin in the Galilean city of Usha. Archaeologists have exploring Usha’s remains have found a unique mikveh (ritual bath), as well as olive oil and wine presses. Herewith, a virtual tour led by Anat Harrel. (Audio, 7 minutes.)

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When Confronting Terrorists, Lethal Force Is Often Necessary

On Saturday, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a passerby in Jerusalem, and was then shot dead by two border guards. As the second bullet hit him when he was already on the ground, some Israelis have accused the guards of wrongdoing; a misleadingly edited viral video has also brought more attention to the incident. The editors of the Jerusalem Post comment:

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