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Amanda Borschel-Dan | The Times of Israel

Amanda Borschel-Dan Amanda Borschel-Dan is The Times of Israel's Jewish World and Archaeology editor.
March 24, 2020, 3:32 am Heard the one about Hitler killing another Jew? My kid told it during quarantine LISTEN: Only in Israel can a coronavirus patient with a wicked sense of humor become a celeb. Funnymen Jonathan Barak, Asaf Beiser, Benji Lovitt and Yisrael Campbell explain why By Amanda Borschel-Dan March 16, 2020, 8:38 pm Plague of locusts set to descend upon Middle East in time for Passover ‘Extremely alarming’ desert locust swarms forming in Horn of Africa — but will skip Holy Land By Amanda Borschel-Dan March 16, 2020, 12:31 pm Fearing the end is nigh, man returns stolen 2,000-year-old artifact to park For 15 years, theft of a catapult bolt stone weighed on his mind. With the coronavirus crisis, anonymous Israeli uses go-between to restore national treasure, unburden conscience By Amanda Borschel-Dan March 12, 2020, 6:04 pm LISTEN: Fellowship of Christians & Jews CEO walks father’s path in her own shoes Inheriting massive philanthropy organization, Yael Eckstein enlists metrics and data for ‘mom and pop shop’ that brings Christians’ financial — and political — support to Israel By Amanda Borschel-Dan February 24, 2020, 3:58 pm Lost 1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible found on dusty Cairo synagogue shelf While attempting to document Egyptian synagogues, an Israeli historian stumbles upon a massive, well-preserved 616-page codex that was written in 1028 By Amanda Borschel-Dan February 17, 2020, 8:07 pm Rare ‘smiting gods’ among artifacts found at 12th century BCE Canaanite temple Once-in-a-career Bronze Age findings from Lachish described as ‘breathtaking’ by archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel, who published a comprehensive report on 2013-2017 excavations By Amanda Borschel-Dan February 16, 2020, 11:53 pm Worshipers fete ‘very emotional’ Shabbat in refurbished Alexandria synagogue After largest Jewish prayer gathering in the city in decades, expats ask Egyptian government to release historic community registers By Amanda Borschel-Dan February 6, 2020, 6:15 am LISTEN: Rebrand Trump plan as Road Map ‘Phase 2,’ says ‘Catch-67’s Micah Goodman As the philosopher/author strives to take the decades-old conflict out of stalemate, it just may behoove Israeli and American politicians to listen to this out-of-the-box thinker By Amanda Borschel-Dan February 3, 2020, 3:02 pm Revealed: In First Temple era, another massive temple was in use near Jerusalem Large 10th century BCE worship complex being excavated at Motza in ancient Judah; 4 miles from Temple Mount, site was ‘sanctioned’ by Jerusalem administration, say archaeologists By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 30, 2020, 4:42 pm Jewish nonprofit AJC puts ‘significant investment’ in new Arabic media platforms Joining StandWithUs, American Jewish Committee launches social media and series of explainer videos on Thursday in new outreach efforts to increase ties with the Muslim world By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 28, 2020, 5:47 pm At the UN, a hidden child survivor cries victory over Hitler Addressing heads of states, Irene Shashar relates how she spent the Holocaust in sewers, secreted by her selfless mother, determined to see her child to a better life By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 27, 2020, 1:05 pm Coins from 5th century BCE found in trove seized from home of antiquities thief Israel Antiquities Authority’s Theft Prevention Unit inspector says there are a growing number of thieves using metal detectors who are destroying unexcavated archaeological sites By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 22, 2020, 10:30 pm Illiterate Israelites? Hi-tech review of ancient sherds suggests few scribes Multi-disciplinary Tel Aviv University study uses new image processing and computer learning techniques to reexamine large cache of paleo-Hebrew ostraca from 8th century BCE By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 22, 2020, 1:16 pm X marks the spot on 1,500-year-old burial slab found by 7th-grader near Caesarea The recent rains have uncovered many artifacts, but 13-year-old Stav Meir had the skills to understand what he found while foraging for mushrooms By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 16, 2020, 2:27 pm LISTEN: At Shiloh, archaeologist finds artifacts hinting at biblical Tabernacle With Texan chutzpah, Dr. Scott Stripling says all digs must start wet-sifting their earth, as he recovers overlooked ancient items at the first Israelite priestly capital By Amanda Borschel-Dan Load More
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