Tag Archives: Dome of the Rock

The Disappearing Dome of the Rock

No, it’s not an elaborate stunt produced for a David Copperfield TV special (is he still around, anyway?). This slight-of-hand was carried out by the rabbinate of the Israeli Army (IDF) who, in illustrating a booklet about Chanukkah observance, found the … Continue reading

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The Man Who Wanted to Blow Up the Dome of the Rock

He was surely not the first man to harbor such a thought, nor will he be the last. (Did you ever wonder why there’s such tight Israeli security for all non-Muslim visitors, Jewish or otherwise, ascending to the Haram al-Sharif/ Temple Mount … Continue reading

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About this site’s ‘header’ image

The image appearing at the top of many of these pages is cropped from a larger photo of mine which I was honored to have used on the cover of Biblical Archaeology Review’s special 200th issue (2009). It captures an unusual view … Continue reading

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