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Micro-History

SpaceIL chief: ‘Beresheet 2 starts Sunday; we’ll put our flag on the moon’

Monday, April 15, 2019

Following the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s failure to land safely on the moon this week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn on Saturday announced he was launching project Beresheet 2, effective immediately, adding: “We started something and we need to finish it. We’ll put our flag on the moon.” The small spacecraft, the world’s first privately funded moon … Read More

2,000-year-old image of 9-stem menorah found in rare Jewish site in Beersheba

Thursday, April 4, 2019

A rare well-preserved large Second Temple-period Jewish settlement, watchtower, and subterranean passages are currently being unearthed near Beersheba in Israel’s Negev Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Thursday. Among the artifacts uncovered at this important site is an intriguing depiction of a nine-stemmed menorah, which illustrates a sherd from an oil lamp. According to IAA … Read More

Body of soldier Zachary Baumel missing since 1982 Lebanon battle brought home

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The remains of an Israeli soldier believed killed in a 1982 battle with Syrian forces in Lebanon were returned to Israel this week, the military said Wednesday, ending a 37-year search. Staff Sgt. Zachary Baumel went missing in the 1982 First Lebanon War’s battle of Sultan Yacoub, along with two other soldiers whose whereabouts remain … Read More

Israel at 70

Friday, February 9, 2018

This year the Jewish state marks 70 years since it’s rebirth in 1948! Take a minute to check out our CUFI Micro History and hear about the modern miracle. Then look for a year of remembrance, as CUFI marks Israel at 70.