Yearly Archives: 2013

A tale of two chronologies

Be it Jerusalem’s City of David, Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley or any of dozens of other sites, the visitor to Israel is able to match Biblical narrative to geographical location. But where does science end and faith begin? By

Posted in Uncategorized

Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music

After moving to Israel in the mid-’70s, Nisan Cohen opened the Middle East’s only museum dedicated to music boxes, player pianos, hurdy gurdies, gramophones and other devices. By Marty Friedlander “If a man does not keep pace with his companions,

Posted in Uncategorized

Temple Mount sifting project

Construction of a mosque at the site left a pile of debris ready to be sifted. This is political archaeology at its best. By Marty Friedlander We’re all familiar with the old Chinese curse, “You should live in interesting times.” As

Posted in Uncategorized

Of walls and words

One man’s fence is another man’s wall. Welcome to the PR politics of M-E nomenclature. Consider the two images on this page: One is of a sophisticated but antiseptic-looking fence, the other is a forbidding concrete monstrosity of a wall.

Posted in Uncategorized