US vets combat PTSD by sifting through the past at archaeological dig in Israel

By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN, Times of Israel— Seven United States military veterans recently completed an unusual tour of duty — at Israel’s Beth She’arim archaeological excavation. The group participated in one of a growing number of international programs which send former servicemen back into the field — with shovels, not swords. By digging into the dirt, the…

Ancient Roman Theater Discovered Under Kotel Proves “Deep Connection of Jewish People to Jerusalem”

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— In a surprising find by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), archaeologists have unearthed an ancient theater, the first ever found in Jerusalem, which proves Jewish heritage reaches back thousands of years. Dating back to the Roman period, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Western Wall rabbi have deemed…