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An international team of scientists claim that their recent research could rewrite the history of human evolution.
The researchers suggest that instead of our early human ancestors belonging to different evolutionary species such as Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis or Homo erectus, they are all actually of the same species, but just happen to look a bit different from each another.
Writing in the journal Science, the scientists from Georgia, Switzerland, Israel and the U.S. came to their conclusions after studying a 1.8-million-year-old skull from the early Pleistocene epoch that was unearthed in Dmanisi, Georgia.
According to the researchers, the skull they studied, called Skull 5, is not like other fossils of the Homo genus. Skull 5
Research conducted at Tel Aviv University in The Kinneret, the Sea of Gallilee, has led to the dramatic discovery that ancient Near East empires collapsed following a climate crisis in the region. A study of fossil pollen particles in sediments extracted from the bottom of the Sea of Galilee has revealed evidence of a climate crisis that traumatized the Near East from the middle of the 13th to the late 12th century BCE. The crisis brought about the collapse of the great empires of the Bronze
The Jewish world mourns the loss of one of the greatest Torah leaders of the generation.
Born in 1920 in Baghdad, Iraq to Rabbi Yaakov and G'orgia Ovadia, Hacham Ovadia Yosef emigrated with his family to Jerusalem at age four. As a teenager he attended Porat Yosef Yeshiva. He was ordained by his 21st birthday and married Margalit Fattal when he was 24. (She passed in 1994 after raising 11 children together.)
In 1947 Hacham Ovadia was asked to come to Cairo, Egypt to serve as a teacher and on
Local org offers college education to Chasidic community with all-kosher curriculum, 'no schtuss'
It was a full house Thursday night (Oct. 3) at Boro Park's Anshei Sfard Hall, as hundreds of mostly Chasidic Jews came out to receive divrei chizuk (words of inspiration), coupled with practical career advice and information on the programs offered by Testing and Training International (TTI), an organization that helps Chareidi men and women pursue certifications and college degrees that fit both
Our world changed last Monday afternoon when Maran, Haham Ovadia Yosef passed from this world into the world of truth. Within hours of his passing hundreds of thousands of people converged on Jerusalem for his funeral and burial. Estimates ranged from 750,000 people at the levaya at Porat Yosef Yeshiva in the Geula neighborhood to a million who had passed through the cemetery in the Sanhedria neighborhood by midnight. Imagine that more than 10% of Israel's population came to pay respects. The crowd