A Rare Roman-Era Lamp Found in Jerusalem

Since the IDF liberated Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation—54 years ago Monday, according to the Jewish calendar—the city has been an unceasing source of archaeological discoveries. Among the most recent is a rare bronze oil lamp found in the City of David, which dates to the period between 70 and 135 CE, i.e., the years between the Romans’ destruction of the Second Temple and their complete expulsion of Jews from Jerusalem. Jesse Holth writes:

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Israel’s New Government Flies in the Face of the Country’s Western Critics

June 17 2021

Commenting on the recent swearing-in of the new governing coalition in Jerusalem, Shany Mor writes:

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