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  • Israel’s Latest Historical Hero

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 20, 2013 | 8:10 am

    Here's a short bit from an IHT-NYT cloumn I wrote about King Herod and the recent excitement around him in the holy land-

     

    Herod’s sudden popularity is somewhat strange, but it is not incomprehensible. As one commentator observed, Herod, unlike most Jewish heroes, gives the...

  • Dig this! Herod’s tomb found after 3-decade hunt

    By Brenda Gazzar

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ruthlessly lavish in his lifetime and a villain of Jewish and Christian narratives alike, the biblical King Herod has captured the world's imagination anew with the discovery of his tomb outside Jerusalem.

    Hebrew University archeologists on May 8 announced the find of the first...
  • Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem’s modern-day Herod, dies at 95

    By Dina Kraft

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Teddy Kollek, the longtime Jerusalem mayor who died this week at the age of 95, is being remembered as the most prolific builder of the city since King Herod. The man who in 28 years transformed the Israeli capital from a dusty backwater to an international city of parks, theaters...
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