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  • Water reservoir from First Temple period discovered near Western Wall

    September 10, 2012 | 9:32 am

    A public water reservoir dating to the First Temple period was unearthed next to the Western Wall.

    The discovery unveiled late last week shows that “It is now absolutely clear that Jerusalem’s water consumption during the First Temple period was not solely based on the  output of...

  • Struggling with mourning on Tisha b’Av? Join the oh-so-Jewish club of ‎confusion

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 27, 2012 | 8:29 am

    Last week, I had lunch with President Shimon Peres at his residence. A ‎fascinating two-hour break from my usual schedule, talking mostly ‎about history and its lessons – or whether it had any. I was really a ‎sidekick at this event, the President wanted to meet a young and...

  • Shuls to observe Tisha B’Av through study, films

    August 6, 2008 | 11:23 pm

    Tisha B'Av -- the ninth day of the month of Av -- is a day of fasting and mourning to commemorate some of the greatest tragedies to befall the Jewish people, among them the destruction of both Holy Temples in Jerusalem and the expulsion from Spain in 1492. But despite this litany of...