The top 14 Jewish newsmakers of 5776

Clockwise from top left: Elor Azaria, Ivanka Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. (Getty Images) (JTA) — With Rosh Hashanah approaching, which Jews made the biggest news in the past Jewish year? From the presidential election to Israel to your TV screen, here are 14 Jews who earned headlines during the past 12 months for their accomplishments, blunders, mitzvahs and missteps. Bernie Sanders Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waving on election day in Concord, New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) First on our list is the first Jewish candidate to win a m read more


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Over 2,000-year-old silver coins unearthed in Israeli city

June 7, 2016, 4:54 PM (IDT) A cache of silver coins from the 2nd century B.C.E. was unearthed recently at the site of an ancient agricultural estate in the city of Modi'in, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Tuesday.     The 16 silver pieces were discovered within a rock crevice during preparations for construction of a new neighborhood. The coins, ranging from 135 B.C.E. to 126 B.C.E., bear the image of King Antiochus VII who ruled the area during the period. Bronze coins with the names of several other Hasmonean kings were also found at the site of the est read more

Meet Israel’s newest pioneers settling the Negev desert

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