A spiny, 3-inch snail made big news in Jerusalem the other day.
During an all-day conference at the Begin Heritage Center, some 350 people heard lectures by an all-star international lineup — including rabbis and scientists, lawyers and political leaders — discussing the murex trunculus, and what comes out of it.
Sixty-seven years after it mysteriously disappeared after the Nuremberg Trials, the diary of a member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle recently turned up in the home of a scholar who lives near Niagara Falls.
Yes, those are children dressed as Santa Claus—Israeli Arab children.
In Jaffa, a mixed Jewish-Arab part of the Greater Tel Aviv municipality, which plays a prominent role in the New Testament and is home of the famed St. Peter’s Church and to some 6,500 Christian residents, Christmas becomes visible each year – unlike in most of Israel, where it is barely noticed.