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Vilna Gaon’s 17th Century Shul Destroyed by Nazis is Unearthed

The 17th Century-built Great Synagogue of Vilnius was unearthed by archaeologists in Lithuania, 80 years after it was destroyed by the Nazis and Soviets. Once the site of the Vilna Gaon’s davening, the site was used as a synagogue from as early as 1440, before the Great Synagogue was built in 1630. While the dig […]

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New Proof Found That Jews in Medieval England Kept Kosher

With their research into a trash dump that is over 800-years-old, English Archaeologists have discovered evidence that Jews in the medieval era strictly adhered to kosher laws. Biomolecular archaeologist Julie Dunne of the University of Bristol was blown away by the discovery of a massive amount of chicken and goose bones at the edge of […]

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