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Second Temple era burial caves totally neglected

Second Temple era burial caves totally neglected, report finds

Multiple historical sites in Jerusalem targeted by vandals, used by drug addicts, raided by antiquities thieves.

The Jewish civil war - could Exile have been avoided?player

The Jewish civil war - could Exile have been avoided?

The story of how civil war broke out between the Sages and the Zealots, leading to the final destruction of the Second Temple.

Emirates airline Etihad removes video about Israel

United Arab Emirates airline Etihad removes video about Israel

Abu Dhabi's airline, Etihad Airways, forced to remove promotional video after recommending passengers visit 'Second Temple'.

The reawakening at the Water Gate

The reawakening at the Water Gate

Ezra and Nechemia appealed to the nation on Rosh Hashannah, effecting a spiritual renewal which paved the path for Jewish continuity.

What really caused the destruction of the Temple?

What really caused the destruction of the Temple?

The Talmud tells us the sins that brought on the Second Temple's destruction, but how were they seen in daily life?

First Temple-era discovery at Tel Lachish

First Temple-era discovery at Tel Lachish

Dig reveals ruins of a biblical city from the reign of King Hezekiah.

Second Temple floor looked like this

Second Temple floor looked like this

Tiles from the courtyard of the Herodian Second Temple have been revealed and reconstructed in the Temple Mount Sifting project.

'Preparation for Temple no longer a dream'player

'Preparation for Temple no longer a dream'

In a new video, Temple Institute raises the question: how much longer until the Jewish Temple will be rebuilt?

Reform prayer section to erase last signs of Temple destruction

Prayer section hides last of Temple destruction

Archaeologist warns government compromise to expand non-Orthodox Kotel prayer section will destroy priceless Jewish heritage.

Watch: Ancient Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in Jerusalemplayer

Old Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in J'lem

Second Temple period ritual bath found during construction of kindergarten, with highly 'significant' wall paintings of Temple artifact.

Claim: Vatican Hoarding Second Temple Vessels

Claim: Vatican Hoarding Second Temple Vessels

Rabbi claims that Pope Francis knows full well where Jewish religious objects are being kept, is hiding them to avoid legal consequences.

Chisel Reportedly Used To Build The Second Temple Discovered

Chisel Allegedly Used To Build Second Temple Found

Archaeologist who found ancient tool says 'for first time in 2000 years we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall).'

2,300-Year-Old Village Found Near 'Burma Road'

2,300-Year-Old Village Found Near 'Burma Road'

Site reached height of its development in third century BCE, was abandoned at the end of the Hasmonean dynasty.

A Special Peek At the Kotel Tunnels

A Special Peek At the Kotel Tunnels

Photo essay takes a look at the ancient architecture under Jerusalem's Western Wall.

Tour Reveals Jewish History in Arab Galilee Towns

Tour Reveals Jewish History in Arab Galilee Towns

Friday tour shows Jewish priestly communities in Galilee after fall of Second Temple, most stops now Arab towns.

Passover Hike to Solomon’s Pools in 'Area A' of Gush Etzion

Passover Hike to Solomon’s Pools in Gush Etzion

The Kfar Etzion Field School will introduce Passover tourists to Solomon’s Pools, which supplied water to Jerusalem for nearly 2,000 years.

MK Aryeh Eldad: Cut Up and Move Mosque, When Temple is Rebuiltplayer

MK Aryeh Eldad: 'When Temple Ready, Cut Up Mosque'

MK Professor Aryeh Eldad is proposing Israel “cut up and move” the Al Aqsa mosque, like the Ulpana houses, 'when the Temple is built.'

Temple Mount Closed to Jews on Tisha B'Av

Temple Mount Closed to Jews on Tisha B'Av

The Temple Mount was closed to visits by Jews on Sunday, to when the Jewish fast of Tisha B'Av was postponed.