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Barcelona restoring Jewish quarter

Barcelona is restoring its old Jewish quarter, but the local Jewish community says it’s being shut out of the process. In the Middle Ages, Barcelona’s Jewish community of 4,000 people played an integral role in the city. Acting as a… Keep Reading

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Rubble Yields Silver Temple ‘Tax’ Half-shekel

Originally published: https://web.archive.org/web/20090714032524/http://smoothstoneblog.com/2008/12/rubble-yields-silver-temple-tax-half-shekel.htm Another stab into the heart of the mythos of “ancient Palestine”.  Via JPost: Photo: Leah Ne’eman Two ancient coins, one used to pay the Temple tax and another minted by the Greek leader the Jews fought in the story of Hanukka, have been uncovered amid debris from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, an Israeli…… Keep Reading

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Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient City Walls

Originally published: https://web.archive.org/web/20090714042103/http://smoothstoneblog.com/2008/09/jerusalem-dig-uncovers-ancient-city-walls.htm Another stab into the heart of Palestinianism. From Reuters ( visit the link soon before they scratch it from the etherworld ): Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Wednesday a 2,100-year-old Jerusalem perimeter wall on Mount Zion at the southern edge of Jerusalem’s Old City, which dates back to the Second Jewish Temple. The…… Keep Reading

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2,000-year-old rare coins discovered in Jerusalem cave

During a renewed excavation at near the Temple Mount, archaeologists unearthed dozens of bronze coins from the Jewish revolt against Rome. Via Israel21C.org: A trove of rare bronze coins, the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire, has been discovered in a cave near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. During the…… Keep Reading

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Solomon’s Temple-Era Artifacts Found for First Time on Temple Mount

Originally posted on Bridges for Peace: November 4, 2016 Volunteer groups sifting material from the Temple Mount in the Emek Tzurim National Park Friday, 04 November 2016 | Artifacts including tiny shards of clay and bone from the time of Solomon’s Temple were unearthed for the first time on the Temple Mount, Israeli archaeologists revealed…… Keep Reading

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The Peel Commission of 1936-1937

The violence of the Arab Revolt starting in 1936 led Britain to set up a new Royal Commission (the Peel Commission) in to examine the conflict between Arabs and Jews in Palestine. A long term solution was needed for the political future of Palestine. The Jewish Homeland contemplated by the Mandate could develop as an… Keep Reading

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DePaul Students Demand Professor Apologize after Pro-Israel Op-Ed

Via Newsweek: A student coalition called for DePaul University in Chicago to censure philosophy professor Jason D. Hill and for him to issue a public apology for an op-ed he wrote and attend racial sensitivity training. Jamaican-born Hill told Newsweek that he anticipated the op-ed would receive criticism after the positive treatment he gave Jewish… Keep Reading

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Quit Harping on U.S. Aid to Israel

Via The Atlantic: “U.S. assistance to Israel demands far less in both blood and treasure than many other American defense relationships around the world. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the U.S. spends $36 billion annually on military capabilities in Europe, almost 10 times its annual assistance package to Israel, and American soldiers… Keep Reading

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Agency Had 89 Abuse Reports on Michael Schiavo

Folks, according to an article on NewsMax, Florida’s Department of Children and Families had received nearly 90 allegations that Michael Schiavo had abused his wife in recent years – but a Florida judge ruled yesterday that DCF summaries of those allegations must remain secret. The St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune had filed suit… Keep Reading

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Death by fiat

Folks, a gruesome crime was committed in the middle of the night of March 13, 1964, in Kew Gardens, Queens. Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, a young 28-year-old, was murdered just 20 feet from her apartment door before she could get from her parked car and into the safety of her apartment building. Winston Moseley was running… Keep Reading

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The “Right-to-Death” Advocates win another one

Folks, sadly, just as we suspected, this Whittemore judge has denied Terri Schiavo’s parents request to re-insert her feeding tube, citing that Terri already had her day in court. And yes, Whittemore was a Clinton appointee. But the family must be devastated. May HaShem have mercy on this family. Just think folks. In the future,… Keep Reading

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Barbarity in America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes: I never believed that I would live in a country that would, in effect, execute a brain-damaged woman who never hurt anyone in her life. The story of Terri Schiavo should outrage every decent American. While our soldiers valiantly fight and die across the sea so complete strangers can enjoy human… Keep Reading

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Terri Schiavo’s case at Supreme Court

For Smooth Stone’s new readers, we’ll tell you that there are few things that impassion us more than Israel. Israel beckons our heart, calls to us, breathes inside us. We are passionate about defending innocent victims including Israel’s Jews who are being terrorized and murdered by Muslim racists, the Diaspora Jews who are being victimized… Keep Reading

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What matters

Folks, just in case you forgot, there are those of us disgusted with the demonization of Israel, the Nazification of Zionism, the… Keep Reading

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Two sides of the same toilet paper

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is already morally corrupt, greets his counterpart, a morally corrupt rabbi at the Holocaust Denial conference hosted… Keep Reading

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