New Water in Jerusalem

The largest underground water source has been discovered in Jerusalem: An underground water source discovered recently near the Jerusalem International Convention Center is, experts say, the largest subsurface water resource ever discovered in Israel. The source was discovered 75 meters underground while workers were laying groundwork for the high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway. The cave appears to…

D-Day

Today is the 67th anniversary of D-Day: Remembering with this rare colour video. (HT) See also Pope Benedict on D-Day.

Assyrian Language: What Is It?

Assyrian is a dialect of Akkadian, an extinct Semitic language that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia. The Telegraph has the short piece: It was in use for 2,500 years but has not been spoken for more than 2,000 years. The Assyrian dialect of Akkadian was spoken in the Northern areas of Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. The…

Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Album Banned

Lady Gaga’s religious firestorm may have blown over in the United States, but the government of Lebanon found it so enflaming that they’ve banned the popstar’s new album from the country’s stores. Multiple reports say that the Lebanese government impounded shipments of “Born This Way,” the already-platinum album due to its alleged insults to Christianity and…

Every 5 Minutes a Christian Is Martyred!

That’s according to a leading sociologist: A sociologist representing a European security organization says that the number of Christians killed each year for their faith is so high that it calculates to one martyr’s life being taken every five minutes. Massimo Introvigne of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) reported this data at…

Second Jewish Temple Just Waiting to be Unearthed

Undoubtedly, the Second (and First) Temple period are under the surface of the Temple Mount: One of the most prominent Israeli archaeologists declared today that remains from the First and Second Jewish Temple period – including the Second Temple itself – lie underneath the Temple Mount surface, just waiting to be excavated. Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University…