A total of 586 years of independence

Kingdom of Israel (1047 BCE–930 BCE) The United Monarchy is the name given to the Israelite kingdom of Israel and Judah, during the reigns…

“Palestinian” derives from the Philistines

The word “Palestinian” derives from the Philistines. The English term Philistine comes from Old French Philistin; from Classical Latin Philistinus; from Late Greek Philistinoi; ultimately from Hebrew Pəlištî (פלשתי‎; plural Pəlištîm, פלשתים‎), meaning ‘person of Pəlešeth [פלשת‎]’;…

Pursuing the ‘Rodef’

The rabbinic concept of din rodef is — unfortunately — back in the news. It last made the front pages at the…

The US Should Respect the ICC

After more than two years combatting the Trump administration’s egregious attacks on the International Criminal Court (ICC), it is refreshing to contemplate…

China lands on Mars

China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a…

“Giant of Castelnau”

“Giant of Castelnau” refers to three bone fragments (a humerus, tibia, and femoral mid-shaft) discovered by Georges Vacher de Lapouge in 1890 in the…

The Holodomor – ‘to kill by starvation’

The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р, romanized: Holodomór, IPA: [ɦolodoˈmor]; derived from морити голодом, moryty holodom, ‘to kill by starvation’), also known as the Terror-Famine and sometimes referred to as the Great Famine, was a famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932…