A scrap of a torched Torah scroll in a lab of the Israel Antiquities Authority (Ilan Ben Zion/Times of Israel)

CT Scan of 1500-year-old Charred Scroll Reveals Text from Leviticus, Making it one of the Oldest Biblical Remnants Found

Thanks to a high-tech solution, a charred parchment scroll discovered by the shores of the Dead Sea bearing verses from the Book of Leviticus was deciphered for the first time, archaeologists announced Monday. The document, found during the excavation of the synagogue in Ein Gedi 45 years ago, was burned 1,500 years ago while stored…

Allah Tells Muslims how To Wipe: New ‘Fatwa’ Now Grants Use of Toliet Paper

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, known as the Diyanet, issued a fatwa that allows Muslims to use toilet paper. However, the department reminded people “that water should be the primary source of cleansing.” “If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used,” the Diyanet claimed in a statement. “Even though some…

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Prophecy Alert: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Sign Historical Treaty for Nile River Dam

Leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed a cooperation deal on Monday over a giant Ethiopian hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the river Nile, in a bid to ease tensions over regional water supplies. The leaders said the “declaration of principles” would pave the way for further diplomatic cooperation on the Grand Renaissance Dam,…

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The Historic Ruling: Police Must allow Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

In a landmark ruling on Monday (March 2, 2015), the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has seemingly allowed Jews to pray on Temple Mount – a highly divisive issue that was one of the catalysts for the Second Palestinian Intifada. The Temple Mount compound is controlled by the Muslim Waqf. Jews are forbidden from praying on the Temple…