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Canaanite wine stash found in Galilee

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August 28, 2014
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The Canaanite kings of Tel Kabri drank plenty of wine, and for the first time archaeologists have hard evidence for it after unearthing a Bronze Age royal wine cellar at the northern Galilee site.

Kabri, a Middle Bronze Age city located a few miles east of the modern town of Nahariya, was excavated last year by a team headed by Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau of University of Haifa, Dr. Eric H. Cline of George Washington University, and Dr. Andrew Koh of Brandeis University. During the dig, they found 40 narrow-necked, meter-tall, handleless jugs which date back over 3,600 years.

After conducting a residue analysis of the ceramics found last summer, they said in an article published Wednesday in PLOS ONE that the vessels contained wine.

Read more at Times of Israel.

Mayim Bialik: Why I Wear My Jewish Star

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August 19, 2014
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Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik confesses her love for Israel, risking her celebrity status, in a strongly worded letter to fans:

“Oh, Israel.What a month it’s been for you and me. I lost a lot of fans this month because of my love for you. But it’s OK. I love you more than popularity, even when you make me crazy”

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Here’s Looking at You, Singles!

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July 17, 2014
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Exclusive online dating site, JDate, just got funnier.

Recently, the premier Jewish singles network underwent a major facelift in hopes of attracting a younger crowd. It all started with the release of new dating technologies, like Tinder, which threatened the some-what traditional online dating websites, like JDate. Young singles were beginning to enter the dating scene, however, were not necessarily looking for something special, but rather, casual. So to compete in the new superficial dating age, JDate shifted its messaging from someone else’s romantic success stories to a “me, right now” type of vibe – focusing solely on the individual, and what he or she desires.

You know what they say “if you can’t beat em’, join em”.

 

For more on JDate, click here: timesofisrael

Niece’s voice may bring Spielberg to Israel

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July 7, 2014
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Jewish American director planning to visit Holy Land this summer in order to root for his sister’s daughter on reality singing competition ‘The Voice Israel.’

Jewish American director may visit Israel soon in order to root for his niece, Jessica Katz, one of the contestants in Channel 2’s reality singing competition “The Voice Israel.”

Sources in the show’s production say they were informed by Spielberg’s relatives that the visit could take place soon, depending on the progress Katz makes in the competition. Spielberg’s father Arnold, his sisters Susan and Nancy, Katz’s mother, and his brother-in-law Shimon Katz, have already visited the set.

Arnold Spielberg, 97, who bought his son his first 8-millimeter camera, arrived in Israel to applaud his granddaughter during one of the show’s episodes. His daughter Nancy will be returning to Israel soon with a documentary she produced about the Israel Air Force, which has been selected for the Jerusalem International Film Festival.

Jessica Katz hinted in a recent interview she gave Yedioth Ahronoth’s Nevo Ziv that her famous uncle may visit Israel soon. “He hasn’t been here for a long time and he said there’s a chance he’ll come here in the summer,” she said.

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GI Joe and Barbie, meet Menachem Begin and Golda Meir

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July 4, 2014
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You can now own a piece of history. Asaf Harari, an Israeli graphic designer from Yavne, has designed action figures of famous Israelis throughout time.

Included in his new series are Moshe Dayan, David Ben-Gurion, Theodor Herzl, Golda Meir, and Menachem Begin.

According to Piece of History‘s site,

Established in 2009, Piece of History is proud to be Israel’s first design studio focused on creating conceptual, history-oriented, art-toys, prints, t-shirts and more. We are based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and employ a crew of passionate designers motivated by their love of history and art.

Read more at JPost.com.

 

Guinness World Record breaking Shabbat meal is set in Tel Aviv

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June 16, 2014
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Shabbat

Last Friday evening, a shabbat dinner known to host 2,226 people, one being an official Guinness World Records representative, took place in a large venue by the Tel Aviv port.

The record breaking event was jointly hosted by Chabad- Lubavitch and White City Shabbat, whom without which, the 800 bottles of wine, 80 bottles of vodka, 50 bottles of whisky, 2,000 challah rolls, 1,800 pieces of chicken, 1,00 pieces of beef, and 250 vegetarian meals wouldn’t be possible.

Not only is Tel Aviv hot in the public eye right now for their gay pride efforts, but now their status as Guiness World Record breakers as well!

Read more at Times of Israel.