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Bas-relief image of the Ark of the Covenant. (Credit: Getty Images)

Fate of the Lost Ark Revealed?

A newly translated ancient Hebrew text provides clues to what may have happened to the Ark of the Covenant, along with the other treasures in King Solomon’s Temple.

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Oldest U.S. Synagogue Turns 250

America’s oldest extant synagogue was dedicated 250 years ago today in Newport, Rhode Island, and later received strong words of support from George Washington.

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Kristallnacht, 75 Years Ago

On the 75th anniversary of the “night of broken glass,” look back at the Nazi pogrom that foreshadowed the Holocaust.

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General Grant Expels Jews From His War Zone, 150 Years Ago

General Ulysses S. Grant issued arguably the most infamous anti-Semitic regulation in U.S. history 150 years ago today.

Part of the Isaiah Scroll, the Dead Sea Scrolls’ most complete book of the Hebrew Bible.

Unraveling the Dead Sea Scrolls: Six Fascinating Facts

As some of the Dead Sea Scrolls go online thanks to Google and the Israel Museum, find out more about these ancient religious documents’ significance.