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  • Tomb of courageous Polish non-Jew is rededicated

    June 18, 2012 | 10:25 am

    The tombstone of a Polish woman who saved a Jewish woman by hiding her in the roof of her barn for two years during the Holocaust was rededicated with a Talmudic inscription.

    Maria Jalowiec, who died in 1979, hid her neighbor Regina (Rivka) Wallach, who had managed to jump off a...

  • Israeli yeshiva student drowns during Uman pilgrimage

    October 2, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    An Israeli yeshiva student drowned on a pilgrimage to the grave of a Chasidic rabbi in the central Ukrainian city of Uman.

    Eli Eliah, 19, drowned on Sept. 29, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, before the traditional Tashlich ceremony in a river that runs through the city, according to...

  • Electricity cut to Rambam’s tomb

    April 7, 2011 | 10:05 am

    Visitors to the tomb of Jewish scholar and philosopher Moses Maimonides have been left in the dark.

    That’s because the rabbis who manage the site in the Israeli city of Tiberias neglected to pay the electric bills over a long period of time.

    The Israel Electric Corp. cut...

  • Iranian Islamicists threaten to destroy Esther’s tomb

    December 14, 2010 | 11:08 am

    A group of Islamists have threatened to destroy the tomb of Queen Esther in western Iran if Israel damages the al-Aksa mosque in Jerusalem.

    The Islamists, members of the student Islamist militia at Bu-Ali-Sina university of Hamedan, were identified by the Iranian Mehr news agency,...

  • 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...
  • The Amazon’s magical mystery rabbi

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Details of Rabbi Shalom Emmanuel Muyal's mission and death in the Amazon remain obscure, but that's nothing compared to the mystery of his afterlife.

    Local Catholics have named him the Santo Judeu Milagreiro de Manaus, or the Holy Jewish Miracle Worker of Manaus. His tomb receives...

  • Love ‘n’ Bloomers

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The tomb of a venerated rabbi has become the apparent final resting place for the underwear of hundreds of Israeli women looking for husbands.

    Israel's Maariv newspaper reports that authorities have collected around 400 pairs of knickers and bras from the grilles of the tomb's window...

  • Jewish History Draws in Bratislava

    By Curt Leviant

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Once we declared here that we would visit Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, we expected people to say, "How quaint! How interesting! What an unusual place to visit." Instead, we invariably heard, "Why Bratislava?" And in Prague, when we announced our next stop, the reaction was,...