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  • ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ exhibition – 600 artifacts and a touch of controversy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 6, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    “I want to introduce you to the person responsible for bringing “The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” to Los Angeles,” Jeffrey Rudolph, president of the California Science Center, which is hosting the highly-anticipated show, said at a press conference last week.

    Rudolph then...

  • Joshuah Bearman’s hard road to Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 31, 2013 | 12:27 pm

    “SO SORRY,” writer Joshuah Bearman e-mails after he forgets about our interview. “I’ve stood up someone exactly twice before, and have been stood up a couple times too, and it’s terrible. I could still meet, if you aren’t peeved …”

    A year ago, Bearman might have made the same...

  • “The Dead Sea Scrolls – A Biography” – Book Review and Recommendation

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 9, 2013 | 7:13 pm

    If you have ever wondered what is so significant about the Dead Sea Scrolls, arguably the most significant archeological discovery of the 20th century, and would like a handbook to explain it all, this book by Dr. John J Collins, Professor of Old Testament Criticism and...

  • ‘Come back [to Israel] and bring a lot of people with you’

    December 4, 2012 | 11:11 am

    “No Shopping!” guide Nadav Kersh admonished his charges as they entered the crowded Old City of Jerusalem. “I mean it. No shopping! It’s just too easy to get lost here.”

    Kersh was guiding a group of tour operators from the U.S., U.K. and South Africa on a whirlwind tour of the...

  • Gifts for literarily everyone

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 20, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    As Chanukah approaches, there is a plentitude of gift-worthy titles from recently published books. Some are elegant, some quirky, some comforting, but all of them are suitable for one or another of the readers on your list.  


    Michael Feinstein, an American maestro in his own...

  • ‘A window onto 1,000 turbulent years crucial to understanding today’s Mideast’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 27, 2012 | 4:30 am

    Journalist and author Matti Friedman discusses his new book, the Aleppo Codex, and the significance today for this often overlooked chapter in Jewish history.

    [Proper disclosure: Matti Friedman’s book was also published in Hebrew by Kinneret-Zmora-Bitan-Dvir, at which I’m the head...

  • Dead Sea Scrolls debut online [VIDEO]

    September 27, 2011 | 9:51 am

    Internet users can now view the Dead Sea Scrolls online.

    The Israel Museum on Monday launched the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, which provides access to high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as additional data and background information.

    The project is a collaboration...

  • Slander, Lies and the Dead Sea Scrolls

    By Tom Tugend

    November 23, 2010 | 1:17 pm

    The Dead Sea Scrolls, recorded by ancient Jewish scribes some 2,260 years ago, are at the center of a criminal case featuring such 21st century concepts as cyberbullying and Internet sleuthing.

    Involved is a high-level cast of characters, including eminent Jewish and Christian...

  • Dead Sea Scrolls going online

    October 19, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    The Dead Sea Scrolls will go online in a project launched by the Israel Antiquities Authority.

    The project, part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the authority, will image and digitize the entire collection of 900 manuscripts comprising about...

  • Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments, Biblical Artifacts on View in Azusa

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 11, 2010 | 5:29 pm

    Five fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls and a collection of rare biblical artifacts will be on display May 21 through July 18 at Azusa Pacific University (APU) in Azusa.

    The exhibition, “Treasures of the Bible: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Beyond,” is part of APU’s mission “to...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls . . . via La Jolla

    By Rob Eshman

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If you're tired of the drumbeat of negative publicity Israel has received lately -- i.e., the Israel Lobby, the headlines -- visiting the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum is the pro-Israel equivalent of a spa vacation -- refreshing, relaxing and...
  • The odyssey of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    -- what a long, strange trip it's been

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Dead Sea scrolls will arrive this summer at the San Diego Natural History Museum after a long, convoluted journey - one that was often interrupted by controversy.

    The Bedouins who discovered the first seven scrolls in a cave near Qumran in 1947 often smuggled contraband across...
  • San Diego museum culls worldwide collections for Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit

    By Brigid Brett

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When a young Bedouin goat-herder entered a long-forgotten cave in the Judean desert and found some old jars filled with strange looking manuscripts, he had no idea he had stumbled upon one of the greatest archaeological treasures of our time - the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was 1947, and...
  • Armchair archeologists can explore Qumran virtually

    By Tom Tugend

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After glancing at the nearby caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were stored, I walked through the entrance to the main building at Qumran, checked out the scriptorium with its ink wells and oil lamps and the pottery-making workshop, and then up to the four-story tower for spotting...
  • Qumran Offers Look at Legacy of Scrolls

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Descending eastward from the rolling hills on the outskirts of Jerusalem, the sapphire-colored Dead Sea appears like a jewel set in the dusty brown Judean Desert. As you breathe in the thundering stillness, it's easy to imagine why the ancient Essenes chose this place for their...

  • Letters

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Heartless Rav

    I support Rabbi David Wolpe's position entirely ("We Must Condemn Heartless Bilge," Sept. 16). Rav Ovadiah Yosef has made Israel look very bad. Why would a scholar of Israel speak such racism, a man of our ancient traditions who should have more respect for human...

  • Local Team Solves Ancient Mystery

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In 1979 two tiny pieces of cracked and deteriorated silver found in a tomb outside of the Old City of Jerusalem proved to be one of the most important archeological discoveries of the century.

    The silver strips had Hebrew writing on them -- albeit a very different-looking Hebrew to...

  • Stroll Among the Scrolls

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In 1947, a young Bedouin scrounging around some caves about 15 miles from Jerusalem came across some sealed clay urns and unearthed one of the most important archeological discoveries of the century -- the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scrolls are 2,000-year-old fragments of Hebrew...

  • Dead Sea Scrolls Visit Santa Ana

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    An Iron Age stone fragment that bears the first known reference outside the Bible to King David will be among the works shown in October during "The Holy Land: David Roberts, Dead Sea Scrolls, House of David Inscription" at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana. It will be a...