Excavation of Siloam Pool road leads to claims of attempt to Judaize

first_img Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Tagshomepage featured Jerusalem Siloam Pool,You may also like Sikh activists ask Kamala Harris for apology over beard ban for California prison guar … Share This! Michele Chabin We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 By: Michele Chabin “Therefore, there is nothing to prove,” he said.At the same time, “digging under the homes of the people of Silwan without their permission is a political statement and an attempt to Judaize” Jerusalem, Sharon said.“Of course, everything in our world is politicized. Archaeology is no exception.” Catholicism A table fragment embedded with colored stones that was discovered in the Pilgrimage Road excavation. Photo by Koby Harati, City of David Share This! By: Michele Chabin Michele Chabin,Load Comments,Former Sojourners staffer recounts personal opioid crisis in ‘Addiction Nation&# … center_img As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,JERUSALEM (RNS) — A recent ceremony marking the excavation of a road that archaeologists believe was used by biblical-era Jewish pilgrims — perhaps even Jesus — has drawn fire from Palestinians, who accuse Israeli and U.S. officials of trying to “Judaize” Jerusalem.The controversy is the latest political skirmish between Israelis and Palestinians over archaeological excavations.U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt attended the event Sunday (June 30), along with Israeli officials and archaeologists. The City of David Foundation hosted the ceremony.Excavations continue of the Pilgrimage Road, which dates to the Second Temple period, in Jerusalem. Photo by Koby Harati, City of DavidThe road, which was at ground level 2,000 years ago but is now below ground, extends from the Siloam Pool (Shiloach in Hebrew) just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem to the southern part of the Western Wall.From there, pilgrims would have ascended to the Second Jewish Temple, on what is today’s Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, via a stairway.According to the Gospel of John (9:1-11), Jesus healed the blind man at the Siloam Pool.Silver coins found in the excavation of Pilgrimage Road in Jerusalem. Some coins could have been used to pay half-shekel tithes to the Temple. Photo by Koby Harati, City of DavidThe site is in East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in 1967 and annexed soon afterward. Palestinians want the territory, which much of the international community considers occupied, to be the capital of a future Palestinian state.Palestinian officials say Jews have no historical or religious claims to the region. Israeli officials maintain present-day Israel and the West Bank were part of the biblical Land of Israel and employ archaeology to prove it.U.S. Ambassador David Friedman at the Pilgrimage Road inauguration. Courtesy photoFriedman, an Orthodox Jew and a supporter of Israeli settlements, said the Pilgrimage Road’s existence “confirms with evidence, with science, with archaeological studies that which many of us already knew, certainly in our heart: the centrality of Jerusalem to the Jewish people.”After the event, PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat called the excavation of the road and Siloam Pool, which is in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan, “a settlement project that is based on a lie that has nothing to do with history.”In a statement, the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations called the road’s inauguration an “illegal act in occupied territory.”“It is deplorable that the officials of the right-wing Israeli government were accompanied in this illegal act in occupied territory by US government officials,” the statement said.Ilan Sharon, a Hebrew University professor of archaeology who was not involved in the excavations, told Religion News Service that any established scholar believes Jews lived here at some point in history. Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Share This! Share This! By: Michele Chabin Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Excavations continue of the Pilgrimage Road, which dates to the Second Temple period, in Jerusalem. Photo by Koby Harati, City of David Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Postslast_img read more

Powertool Symphony by Sal Tellini also part of

first_img“Powertool Symphony” by Sal Tellini, also part of the ceramics crew at ArcosantiThe Residents art show will be exhibited in the Café at Arcosanti until April 28, 2014. A range of original arts and crafts pieces will be available for viewing and for sale from 9am – 5pm each day of the exhibit.For more information see this link or contact the exhibit curator, Cliff Hersted, at 928-632-6200 February 17, 2014Here are photos of additional artwork at the Arcosanti Resident Artshow.Painting by Jane Tellini, who manages the Arcosanti ceramics studio.[photos by Sue Kirsch]“The Napping Man of the North” by Daniel Wagner, presently part of the Arcosanti scholarship program.Pendants by Erin O’Loughlin. Erin is part of the ceramics crew at Arcosanti.“Arcosanti” by Haryaksha Gregor. Haryaksha is part of the foundry crew at Cosanti.Photography by Steven Bochinski. Steven is presently doing his workshop after completing the scholarship program.Steven: “My Metal Prints are actually printed directly on the aluminum sheets by a dye sublimation process, the lab just calls them Metal Prints – there is no paper and no mounting.”last_img read more

Rep Rendon State budget supports Camp Grayling other northern Michigan needs

first_imgRoad repairs. The new plan accelerates the timeline for desperately needed improvements, spending $4 billion overall on road repairs next budget year. Projects must be done on time and on budget, with strengthened warranties to ensure quality. Workforce development. Michigan students will have more opportunities to train for high-demand jobs and higher wages through a $100 million program Gov. Rick Snyder has named the Marshall Plan for Talent. It’s part of the strategy to continue Michigan’s economic comeback, which has seen unemployment drop from 14.6 percent in June 2009 to under 5 percent this spring. The legislation advances to the governor for his consideration. Categories: Daire Rendon News,News Support for families. More money will be invested to support access to health care, including mental health services. Investments also will be increased in programs for children and seniors. ### 12Jun Rep. Rendon: State budget supports Camp Grayling, other northern Michigan needs Savings for taxpayers. While investing more in top priorities, overall the state is spending less in the next budget year than during the current year. Budgets for several state departments will decline as state government becomes more efficient and eliminates waste. State Rep. Daire Rendon was successful in her efforts to include financial help for Camp Grayling and its law enforcement training site in a state budget given final legislative approval today.Rendon helped secure $75,000 to improve a facility used to train law enforcement officers from across northern Michigan at Camp Grayling. She also helped secure $125,000 to remove trees as a safety precaution near the Grayling Army Airfield, an important general aviation center used by both civilian and military aircraft.“Supporting Camp Grayling is vital to our military, which is important in itself,” said Rendon, of Lake City. “But the impact of these investments goes well beyond Camp Grayling. They are important to the economy and the safety of our entire community.”Rendon said the new state budget will save taxpayers money overall while improving Michigan’s economic future, schools and roads. Some of the other highlights for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 include:New resources will help struggling schools get better and allow good schools to flourish. More than a quarter of the overall budget proposal goes to K-12 schools, with $14.8 billion — including the largest annual per-student increase in 15 years, ranging from $120 to $240 per student. Early literacy and support for academically at-risk students are priorities.last_img read more

Within the next decade 5G will drive US13 trill

first_imgWithin the next decade, 5G will drive US$1.3 trillion in new revenues opportunities for the media and entertainment industry, according to new research commissioned by Intel.The ‘5G Economics of Entertainment Report’, which was conducted by Ovum, claims that between 2019-2028 media and entertainment companies will compete to win a share of a near US$3 trillion cumulative wireless revenue opportunity – US$1.3 of this enabled by 5G.The study says that by as early as 2025, some 57% of global wireless media revenues will be generated by the super-high-bandwidth capabilities of 5G networks and the devices that run on 5G.These low latency networks are expected to accelerate content consumption – including mobile media, mobile advertising, home broadband and TV – and unlock the potential of new technologies like augmented and virtual reality.The average monthly traffic per 5G subscriber is tipped to grow from 11.7 GB in 2019 to 84.4 GB per month in 2028, at which point video is expected to account for 90% of all 5G traffic.“5G will inevitably shake up the media and entertainment landscape. It will be a major competitive asset if companies adapt. If not, they risk failure or even extinction,” said Jonathan Wood, general manager of business development and partnerships, 5G next generation and standards at Intel.Ovum’s chief analyst for its entertainment practice, Ed Barton, said: “The big question is: what will not be impacted or disrupted by 5G? The next generation wireless network will power diverse digital innovation – everything from the computerisation of physical objects to artificial intelligence, ushering in an exciting new world that business leaders and indeed nations need to prepare for.”last_img read more