Posts Tagged ‘ egypt ’

The Oldest Circumcision in the World

February 17, 2016
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Oldest Circumcision in the World

Have you ever wondered what the oldest illustration of a circumcision looked like? Of course you haven’t, but we’ll tell you anyway. A bas-relief—a type of sculptural technique in which the sculpted elements remain attached to their background—dating back to 2,400 BCE and depicting two men being circumcised was found…

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The Yom Kippur War Memo That Might Have Changed History

September 22, 2015
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The Yom Kippur War Memo That Might Have Changed History

The most widely known fact about Israel’s 1973 Yom Kippur War was that the attack…

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Yolande, The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

July 21, 2015
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The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

Gone are the days, it seems, when one could get recruited for espionage at a…

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A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012
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Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket…

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An American Childhood in Egypt

June 1, 2012
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Sipping from the Nile, a new memoir, tells…

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One Fat Pharaoh

December 10, 2011
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How did the Israelites escape from their slavery in Egypt? If…

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The Great Lulav Crisis of 2011

October 5, 2011
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Shaking a lulav might get a lot harder this…

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Raiders of the Lost

April 1, 2011
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In 1896, a pair of vacationing Scottish twin…

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