archaeology
Did Abraham Overpay for the Cave of Machpela?

Did Abraham Overpay for the Cave of Machpela?

My grandfather, Rabbi David Stavsky always loved sharing his insights into the weekly Torah portion. Every year, when we would read about the burial of Sarah in Hebron, my grandfather would ask, how did Abraham and Ephron settle on the...

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Do Camels Prove the Bible is False?

Do Camels Prove the Bible is False?

A 2014 article in the New York Times, “Camels had no Business in Genesis” argues that although camels appear frequently in Genesis, they weren’t even domesticated until several hundred years after the Patriarchs lived, implying that the...

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Exquisite Balm of Gilead Discovery in Jerusalem

Exquisite Balm of Gilead Discovery in Jerusalem

The Land of Israel continues to give forth its precious treasures! Just last week the City of David tweeted a “New Discovery Alert” of an incredible recent find in Jerusalem. A stunning stone was found at the Pilgrim's Road containing the...

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Mindblowing Archaeology in the Parsha of Noah

Mindblowing Archaeology in the Parsha of Noah

One of the most fascinating parts of living in Israel is that the Torah comes to life like never before. When you walk the Land, you can appreciate the context of our beloved Bible stories in new ways, which is why it’s so important to...

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Did they just find Noah’s Ark?

Did they just find Noah’s Ark?

The Torah’s fantastic story of Noah herding animals onto his boat and taking care of them for 40 days and 40 nights while torrential rainfall flooded the earth is one of the most memorable and famous in all of the Bible. Faithful fans of...

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Who is Gedalia and why do Jews fast for him?

Who is Gedalia and why do Jews fast for him?

Archaeologists in Israel uncovered evidence from nearly three thousand years ago, proving the existence of Gedaliah, a relatively minor character mentioned in the Bible, whose life is still commemorated till this very day by Jews every...

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