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Secrets under the Al Aqsa Mosque

A photographic essay made possible by a 1927 earthquake and a British photographer who explored the area revealed under the mosque.Lenny Ben David, 6/5/2016, 7:53 AM

The long history of Jewish/Israeli ties with Jordan

Jordanian ties to the Zionists go back to 1919, with Lawrence of Arabia as interpreter.Lenny Ben David, 6/3/2016, 2:46 PM

WWI: Did a German officer prevent massacre of Jews in Israel?

Did a German officer prevent the massacre of the Jews of Eretz Yisrael during World War I?And later his son-in-law conspired to kill HitlerLenny Ben David, 5/26/2016, 5:46 AM

19th century painting of the Western Wall

The Ottoman Imperial Archives posted this beautiful painting.Lenny Ben David, 5/3/2016, 8:26 AM

The Samaritans on Passover 100 years ago

The Samaritans still sacrifice the Pascal Lamb.Lenny Ben David, 4/27/2016, 10:56 AM

Matza factories hard at work

Getting ready for Passover in Israel at the start of the 20th century and in the US in 1858, the latter leavened with some anti-Semitism., 4/10/2016, 12:00 AM

How an Israeli museum shifted its vision

Beit HaTfutsot - or the Diaspora Museum - makes change from a focus on the past to a united Jewish future.Debra Kamin, 4/6/2016, 7:46 PM

For Israel Radio's 80th anniversary

March 30th was the 80th birthday of Kol Yisrael.Lenny Ben David, 4/3/2016, 11:41 PM

Historic Purim photos of Pre-State Israel and 19th Century USA

A Purim ball in Manhattan 1865, the Adloyada in Tel Aviv 1934. Happy Purim to all!Lenny Ben David, 3/22/2016, 8:57 PM

Through the enemy's lens: WW1 German officer's war photos

Gaza, Jordan, Be'er Sheva, and Jerusalem - just some of the incredible rare photos found on the camera of a captured German officer.Arutz Sheva, 3/18/2016, 11:16 AM

The American Colony in the Holy Land, 1866

They were an innocent group, "Shamefully Humbugged by their Prophet." (See information on forthcoming book of pictorial history.)Lenny Ben David, 3/6/2016, 4:31 PM

Damascus Jewish woman in her finest

Rare photographs of women in what was once the country of Syria and the home of a vibrant Jewish community.Lenny Ben David, 2/28/2016, 4:35 PM

How the US Navy saved the Jews in the Holy Land 100 years ago

Why did the navy have to bring the aid the US sent Jews during WWI?Lenny Ben David, 2/11/2016, 11:44 AM

Why the Jerusalem merchant closed his shop when the Emperor came

An answer to last week's question, asked for the first time in 1898. Straightforward, actually.Lenny Ben David, 1/6/2016, 2:23 PM

Ottoman Rabbis and a Jerusalem Store that boycotted the Emperor

Newly released pictures from the Ottoman archives.Lenny Ben David, 1/2/2016, 8:56 PM

Jerusalem captured by the British 98 years ago

New photos from the Ottoman Archives depict transfer from Ottoman control to the British, one of many conquests of the Holy City.Lenny Ben David, 12/22/2015, 7:11 AM

130-year-old testimony to Jewish life in Silwan, Jerusalem

An annotated picture of Shiloah (Silwan) found in the British Library's Endangered Archives collection.Lenny Ben-David, 12/14/2015, 9:45 PM

Jewish women of the Orient 100-150 years ago

Commemorating the 850,000 Jews expelled from Arab countries after the establishment of the Jewish state.Lenny Ben David, 12/2/2015, 10:08 PM

Bringing the Holy Land to America

Mark Twain's travels set the scene for an exhibition and reproductions.Lenny Ben David, 11/23/2015, 11:42 AM

Mystery Photo from Ottoman Archives

See a long procession of Jews of Ashkenazic and Sephardi extraction and British soldiers walking together - to where? why? when?Lenny Ben David, 11/18/2015, 6:27 AM

100 year old photos of the Cave of the Patriarchs

Hevron's Cave of the Patriarchs will be packed this weekend, Parashat Chayei Sarah. Here is how it once looked.Lenny Ben David, 11/6/2015, 12:00 AM

'Welcome painting' of Jews arriving to Ottoman Empire in 1492

This beautiful painting was posted by the Ottoman Imperial Archives.Lenny Ben David, 10/29/2015, 10:31 AM

Hansen's Hospital for Lepers in Jerusalem (1900's)

Photos from the daughter of the Talbieh neighborhood hospital's in house physician.Lenny Ben-David, 10/21/2015, 12:59 AM

The Sukkot Festival and Hoshana Rabba - 100+ Years Ago

Aussie at Kotel (we apologize for the quality of the photo), Sukkot in Samarkand, Jews at the Kotel in kittels on Hoshana Rabba.Lenny Ben David, 10/4/2015, 7:14 AM

In Pictures: Rosh Hashanah in NY - 100 Years Ago

Photos of praying, going to prayer, promenading, Tashlich - and even a New Year's nap.Lenny Ben David, 9/18/2015, 2:40 PM

Blowing the Shofar in 1879 - with some Anti-Semitism Thrown In

Meet the now-defunct American Society for Suppressing the Jewish Race.Lenny Ben-David, 9/13/2015, 6:11 AM

Why Was a Nazi Flag Flying from a Jerusalem Hotel in the 1930s?

Jaffa Gate was once too small for carriages and boasted a restaurant that later turned into a hotel down the road.Lenny Ben David, 8/31/2015, 1:49 PM

Previously Unknown Photos Taken from 1867 to 1910s

A Major 19th Century Photo Collection Rescued and Digitized by the British Library's Endangered Archives Program.Lenny Ben David, 8/25/2015, 1:24 PM

American 'Manifest Destiny' Heads to the Holy Land in 1847

The early days of the Christian Zionists are portrayed here.Lenny Ben David, 8/14/2015, 12:04 PM

The Capture of Beer Sheva by Australian Light Horsemen in 1917

Arguably the most important battle of WWI in Palestine.Lenny Ben David, 8/10/2015, 6:19 AM

Tanburi Isak: Turkey's Ancient Jewish 'Rock Star'

A surprise from the Ottoman Imperial Archives.Lenny Ben David, 7/30/2015, 5:05 PM

Aleppo, Syria 100 Years Ago - and Today

Aleppo, a World Heritage Site, once had a thriving Jewish community, but now the city's very existence hangs on a thread.Lenny Ben-David, 7/23/2015, 10:44 AM

The "Black Wedding" in the Mt. of Olives Cemetery

The Jews of Jerusalem try to intercede with G-d to prevent a cholera epidemic.Lenny Ben David, 7/13/2015, 5:45 AM

Lehem Basar - Meat and Eat

Located in Jerusalem's charming Old Train Station - and with a quirky feature that'll keep the kids, and you, entertained.Arutz Sheva Food Maven, 7/8/2015, 6:09 PM

Teriyaki-Style Chicken

Authentic ingredients (no ketchup allowed!) make this one tasty meal.Recipes From My Kitchen, 7/1/2015, 4:16 PM

Go Iraqi: Kubbeh Shwandar

This sweet and sour dish is a little more adventurous - but well worth the effort!Recipes From My Kitchen, 6/28/2015, 10:20 AM

Lamb Meatballs & Potato Bake

This Turkish-inspired recipe makes for one seriously hearty meal!Recipes From My Kitchen, 6/25/2015, 9:35 AM

Barbecue Sea Bass with Garlic and Rosemary

This simple yet tasty dish can be cooked on a barbecue or in a very hot oven.Malky Soffer, 6/23/2015, 8:02 AM

Mystery Picture: A Fountain Found and a Windmill Disappears

One would think the Turks had Photoshop from comparing the pictures in this article.Lenny Ben David, 6/19/2015, 4:47 AM

Get Your Barbecue Out! Salmon En Papillote

Salmon in parchment? You'd better believe it.Malky Soffer, 6/17/2015, 8:08 AM

Chicken in Cashew Nut Sauce

Curry doesn't have to be hot and fiery - this one is rich and delicate, with just a hint of spiciness.Malky Soffer, 6/14/2015, 4:44 PM

Creamy Pea Soup

A delicious, creamy alternative to chicken soup - goes well with lokshen and knaidlach too!Malky Soffer, 6/12/2015, 5:28 PM

From Naples to Your Table: Pasta Puttanesca

Tangy and o-so simple - great for supper after a busy day at work!Malky Soffer, 6/11/2015, 10:11 AM

Coca Cola Brisket

This recipe couldn't be simpler - and makes for a seriously good meal!Malky Soffer, 6/8/2015, 11:38 AM

Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast/Thighs

Something tasty for a warm summer's day; good with pita, salad and dips.Malky Soffer, 6/7/2015, 10:42 AM

Baked Salmon on a Bed of Vegetables

Succulent, delicate and tangy - a truly wholesome, tasty dish.Malky Soffer, 6/5/2015, 3:43 PM

Crispy and Delicious, Without Frying: Roast Potato Wedges

A really easy, healthy and tasty recipe; goes with almost any meal.Malky Soffer, 6/4/2015, 2:59 PM

Were Austrian or Australian Soldiers in Palestine in WWI?

"Austrian" or "Australian," What's the Difference? Plenty If You Were a Soldier Fighting in Palestine in WWI!Lenny Ben David, 6/4/2015, 12:00 AM

No Frying Involved - Crispy Oven Baked Chicken

Everyone loves crispy chicken, but frying isn't exactly the healthiest or tidiest option. Never fear - there is another way!Malky Soffer, 6/3/2015, 11:00 AM

Make Good Use of Your Leftovers: Roasted Chicken Risotto

Instead of serving 'leftovers', turn that left over roast chicken, or chicken soup, into something new - and delicious!Malky Soffer, 6/2/2015, 4:22 PM

Something Simple, But Delicious: Easy Tomato Soup

Quick and easy, and so so tasty.Malky Soffer, 6/1/2015, 9:41 AM

Summer's Here - Time for Some Caramel Ice Cream

It tastes milky, but it isn't!Malky Soffer, 5/29/2015, 3:05 PM

Ottoman Archives Posts More Rare Photos of the Holy Land

Never published photos released from unique archive.Lenny Ben-David, 5/27/2015, 2:20 PM

Ottoman Archives Posts More Rare Photos of the Holy Land

Never released photos released from unique archive.Lenny Ben-David, 5/27/2015, 8:20 AM

Melt in the Mouth: Rose Cookies

You won't be able to stop at just one of these moreish cookies!Malky Soffer, 5/26/2015, 3:58 PM

Perfect for Shavuot: Fillet of Sole with Tomatoes and Curry

If you're looking for a tasty parev dish in between all that dairy, this will hit the spot.Malky Soffer, 5/22/2015, 2:17 PM

Treat Yourself: Chocolate Coffee Cookies

In between the hectic Shavuot preparations, allow yourself some time out together with these delicious cookies.Malky Soffer, 5/21/2015, 10:10 AM