Tag: jewish purification

King Herod’s Ritual Bath at Machaerus

06/25 | Several mikva’ot (Jewish ritual baths) have been uncovered at Machaerus, the palace-fortress on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea where Salome danced and John the Baptist was beheaded. Archaeologist   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Making Sense of Kosher Laws

05/24 | The origins of Jewish dietary or kosher laws (kashrut) have long been the subject of scholarly research and debate.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

Bet Shemesh Dig Uncovers 2,000-Year-Old Jewish Settlement

03/29 | Archaeologists discovered eight Jewish ritual baths, cisterns and a complex of underground hiding refuges at a 2,000-year-old settlement in Israel.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, News.


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