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It is the centennial of the Russian Revolution. The first stage which lead to the Bolshevik Revolution later that year. Rioters and strikers in the capital city of St. Petersburg, and other locations refused to desist in their efforts to cause chaos. At the time, regiments of the Czar’s army defected. Czar Nicholas II who was losing control of his empire abdicated the throne.
Most of the world which follows the Gregorian calendar refers to it as the March Revolution since it took place on March 8. To the Russians who once followed the Julian calendar, which places the day at February 23, it was the February Revolution.
War, hunger, and poverty, had fueled the rage. The immense damage and destruction to Russia caused by its
What is the evidence that Columbus was a Jew?
On February 15, 1493, Christopher Columbus sent out a letter to the European world revealing for the first time his discovery of America. His finding was the first step into a new world, which would become the symbol of religious tolerance and freedom. The real identity of Christopher Columbus sheds new light on the poignancy of this historical period, especially for the Jews.
To gain a better understanding of Columbus’s legacy, it's important
'This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in the caves of Qumran' — Dr. Oren Gutfeld, Hebrew University archaeologist
A surprising discovery by archaeologists has unearthed what is being dubbed as the 12th cave in which Dead Sea Scrolls from the Second Temple period were hidden.
The find, representing a milestone in Dead Sea Scroll research, was made by Dr. Oren Gutfeld and Ahiad Ovadia from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology, with the help
A Promise of Pandas in NYC by 2020
While most of the city prepared for the oncoming snowstorm, an enthusiastic group of nearly 450 Black and White clad guests gathered for the last big party at the historic Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s Starlight Roof ballroom. A glittering mix of New York’s bold faced names gathered to support a quest to bring a pair of Giant Pandas from China to New York City to live here permanently. The gala cleared just under ½ million dollars.
While the United States has refused to condemn passage of the Regulation Law Monday night, Britain and the European Union slammed the legislation on Tuesday, saying that it threatened the pursuit of a two-state solution. Neither referred to the previous situation on Cyprus, when Greeks were allowed to recompense Turks for building on their land when the island was divided rather than abandon their home, this with the consent of the Hague Court.
The British government warned Israel in a