The Holy Land Studies Blog

This is a wonderful blog. It is accurate with respect to the Jewish Studies and sympathetic both to self-identified Jews and Christians. I highly recommend it.

– Prof. Daniel Boyarin, Professor of Talmudic Culture, University of California at Berkeley

To The Place Of Trumpeting

This coming Saturday night, Jews around the world will sit on the floors of their synagogues and read one of the saddest books in the entire Bible: the Book of Lamentations. For…

Never Hold Your Peace

You are probably familiar with the English phrase “hold your peace” even if you do not use it in daily conversation. Many people mistakenly assume that the phrase is spelled “hold your…

An Unseasonable Rainstorm

Over the last 24 hours people all over Israel observed a very odd sight: rain in June. Especially large amounts of rain fell in the usually dry southern part of country, with…

What’s So Special About The Cheesemakers?

If you have ever been to Israel, you have most likely visited the most famous Jewish religious site in Jerusalem: the Western Wall. You are probably aware that this wall is but…

The Cistern Where King Saul Lost His Mind

The latter half of the First Book of Samuel is mainly devoted to the story of King Saul’s rise and fall and his obsessive attempt to kill his apprentice David. In chapter…

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