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Today in Christian history: John Lightfoot was born

Imagine becoming the best Hebrew scholar in your nation without once speaking to a Jewish person. That is what John Lightfoot did. He may never even have seen a Jew, for all ...

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Israeli archaeologists recover scroll fragments, mummy and world’s oldest basket

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Dozens of fragments of a biblical scroll have been recovered in Israel in what is described as a “complex and challenging national archaeological operation.” The news has both the archaeological and Biblical ...

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Cancel culture asks Rockhurst High School to condemn alumnus Josh Hawley

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Rockhurst High School in Kansas City is being pressured to join the cancel culture over an alumnus. Critics of Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley are harassing the school, calling on it to speak ...

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Religious background of the new Congress

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Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver made headlines on the opening day of Congress when he added “a-women” to the close of his prayer. His remarks, which drew scorn from all sections of the ...

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Discovery of oil lamp factory sheds ‘light’ on ancient Israel

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Another major archaeological discovery has been announced in Israel. This week, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced one of the largest ancient ceramic oil-lamp workshops in Israel has been discovered in excavations before ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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‘I am Israel’ available for free for churches and small groups

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A ground-breaking short film, I Am Israel, is receiving praise in over 10,000 church congregations around the world. The movie is now being made available for viewing by groups or churches for ...

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Simon Wiesenthal Center denounces ad comparing Trump to Hitler

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Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center has denounced an ad that compares President Trump to Adolf Hitler, saying that “comparing the president of the United States to Hitler is beneath ...

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Major Auschwitz exhibition coming to Kansas City in 2021

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Recent surveys reveal that a disturbing number of Americans don’t believe the Holocaust happened. This makes a major exhibition about the Auschwitz death camp that will open in Kansas City next summer ...

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Pompeo makes historic direct flight from Israel to Arab Sudan

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made history this week becoming the first top US official to visit Sudan since the country overthrew former president Omar al-Bashir last year. To make it even ...

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Historic bombshell: Behind the Trump brokered Israel–UAE peace accord

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The Israel-UAE peace accord is a game changer for peace in the Middle East. This is full diplomatic relations with an important Arab nation. The most significant advancement for peace in the ...

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Ted Cruz asks US military to stop attacks on faith

Concerns about a culture of discrimination and hostility toward faith in the US Military have led Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to demand an explanation from Defense Secretary Mark Esper. He sent the ...

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Israeli, German fighter pilots will hold joint exercises over sites of horrific events

Israeli fighter pilots will make history in September, when they are scheduled to conduct joint military exercises with their German counterparts. The exercise will take place over the Dachau concentration camp, where ...

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Jewish leaders criticize anti-Israel platform of Black Lives Matter

Liberal Jews who support Black Lives Matter have been surprised to learn that the organization is anti-Semitic and has an anti-Israel agenda, “The Washington Times” reported. The agenda, which is clearly laid ...

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Will Jewish and Christian Schools Teach the Truth About America and Racism?

When I went to yeshiva day schools, America was celebrated. America was regarded, in the description of Menachem Schneerson (the Lubavitcher rebbe), the most influential rabbi of the 20th century, as a ...

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Israeli Sovereignty Is the Key to Lasting Peace

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Opinion: Sovereignty declaration over the Israeli heartland of Judea and Samaria could come as early as July 1. In the coming months, Israel is expected to apply its civilian law and administration ...

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Top Ukraine police official demands list of Jews

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A demand by a senior police officer in western Ukraine for a list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of local Jewish community members has been roundly condemned by Jewish leaders ...

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Egyptian TV series El-Nehaya shows Israel, U.S. destroyed

Israel is almost completely destroyed and millions of Jews slaughtered in the Egyptian science fiction drama El-Nehaya. The program, which has seen high ratings in Egypt and across the Islamic world, was ...

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Israel under national curfew during Holy Week

Christians are not the only ones having to adjust to the new reality during their holy week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enforced a Holy Week curfew. Residents were required to remain ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, that is April 8th. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes ...

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Most Americans don’t see Democratic candidates as very religious

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Religion has been a topic of conversation during the Democratic presidential primary, and some candidates have pointed out how their religious beliefs have shaped their political positions. But Americans don’t consider the Democratic candidates ...

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Jerusalem expects economic hit from loss of tourism during pandemic

Jerusalem has endured numerous struggles in its long history, and coronavirus is now the latest. The City of David is bracing for the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Mayor Fleur ...

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Photo of Jewish and Muslim EMTs in Israel goes viral

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An image of two EMTs is going viral after it was snapped in Israel. The photo, captured on Wednesday,  caught the remarkable sight of two emergency workers — one a Jew, the ...

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Jewish congregations adapt to new reality of online services

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As most Christians transition to online services, traditional Jewish congregations also are adjusting to the new reality. Although many have livestreamed Shabbat services for years — mostly for the benefit of shut-ins ...

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What’s the best religious museum in America?

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What’s the best religious museum in the nation? That question was posed to USA Today readers who responded by choosing the Ark Encounter. It comes just in time as families’ talk turns ...

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