Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dramatic Davidic Dynasty Discovery and Jewish Federation of Greater Washington reports $7.5 million hacks and Rabbi Glick Explaining On Temple Mount Why Blow The Shofar and Yehuda Lave and Rabbi Glick blowing the shofar in Jericho to bring the redemption

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Yehuda Lave is an author, journalist, psychologist, rabbi, spiritual teacher, and coach, with degrees in business, psychology and Jewish Law. He works with people from all walks of life and helps them in their search for greater happiness, meaning, business advice on saving money, and spiritual engagement.

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Rabbi Glick Explaining On Temple Mount Why Blow The Shofar

Yehuda Lave and Yehudah Glick blowing the shofar in Jericho

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington reports $7.5 million hack

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington reported a hack that drained $7.5 million from its endowment fund and funneled the money into international accounts.

CEO Gil Preuss announced the hack to employees in a virtual call Wednesday morning, saying the initial attack targeted an employee using a personal computer while working from home. "It is all heartbreaking and devastating in so many ways," Preuss said. "It's the combination of how could this happen, how could it be prevented and how do we make sure we can still focus on the critical issues in front of us."

The FBI is assisting in an investigation of the incident, according to Joy Jiras, a spokeswoman for the agency's field division in Baltimore. The FBI declined to comment further on the case.

The attack targeted an agency fund within the federation's endowment, said Preuss, who declined to identify the agency, at its request. As of Wednesday, the federation's internal investigation had found that other agency funds and donor information remained unscathed.

Federation leadership called the hack "alarming" and "unsettling" in a letter it planned to send to its community Thursday morning. "We are very sorry this happened and are doing everything we can to recover the funds and to prevent an incident like this from ever happening again," said a draft of the letter reviewed by The Washington Post.
The North Bethesda, Md.-based nonprofit federation employs 52 people and works with more than 100 organizations — including social services providers, Jewish schools and community centers — locally, nationally and around the world.

Members of the federation first discovered the hack Aug. 4, when its information-technology contractor detected suspicious activity in an employee's email account. They said authorities believe the hackers first gained access to its system in early summer. [WASHPOST]

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avidic dynasty symbol found in Jerusalem: Once in a lifetime discovery

Archaeologists from the City of David did not expect to find anything this special when they began digging near what is now the Armon Hanatziv promenade.


The symbol of the Davidic dynasty (photo credit: TZVI JOFFRE)

The symbol of the Davidic dynasty(photo credit: TZVI JOFFRE)AdvertisementA "once in a lifetime" find is how the City of David described three immaculately preserved 2,700-year-old decorated column heads or capitals from the First Temple period, which indicate a connection to the Davidic dynasty.Archaeologists from the City of David did not expect to find anything this special when they began digging near what is now the Armon Hanatziv promenade.Read More Related Articles

Recommended by"I'm still excited," said Yaakov Billig, an archaeologist with the City of David who began exploring the Armon Hanatziv area about 30 years ago.Billig was working at the site when the sound of a spade scraping a stone slab surprised him. After a careful excavation, archaeologists at the site uncovered the capital, in the style found in royal and official buildings in the kingdoms of Israel and Judea during the First Temple Period. "I thought, 'Yaakov, maybe you've been in the sun too long,' but I looked again and it was still there," Billig told The Jerusalem Post.

While lifting the capital out of the ground, they were stunned to find not only that the stone was decorated on both side, but that there was yet another identical capital directly underneath it. A third identical stone was found nearby.The stones seem to have been hidden intentionally due to their seemingly careful placement, and it may have been the only thing that saved them from being destroyed as the rest of the site was "just about leveled," with many of the surviving stones being recycled in other buildings, Billing explained. Why the stones were so carefully hidden may never be known.The design of the capital is linked to the Davidic Dynasty because such designs from the period of the kingdoms of Israel and Judea have only been found within areas ruled by the two kingdoms. The design has been found from later periods in other locations throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. The royal design can today be found on five shekel coins and on signs pointing to archaeological sites in Israel.Besides the capitals, additional artifacts found at the site indicate a royal or noble building as well, including a toilet, which was only found in the homes of the wealthy in that period, Billig explained.The findings were revealed at a press conference attended by Billig, Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Dr. Yuval Baruch, Culture and Sports Minister Chili Tropper and Chairman of the City of David Foundation David Be'eri.Using evidence from artifacts found at the site and the level at which the artifacts were found, archaeologists dated the capitals to the 7th century BCE, between the rule of King Hezekiah and the Babylonian conquest and destruction of Jerusalem.

The location of the site seems to indicate a sort of "exit from the walls" of Jerusalem, showing that the people felt more secure in their surroundings after the Assyrian siege of the city failed. The biblical story of the siege describes the defeat of the Assyrians as a miraculous event against all odds, which may explain why the residents of the city suddenly felt secure enough to settle outside the walls, Billig explained.Billig added that the other archaeological sites in the area tend to be from the Second Temple period, but he believes that, if additional digs are conducted, other mansions and palaces may be found in the strategically located area.About 20-30 similar capitals exist, but these are generally larger and reconstructed. The ones found in Armon Hanatziv are medium sized and smaller than the more commonly found capitals and may have been used to decorate pillars in a courtyard or patio. Even smaller stones of a similar design were found at the site as well, and seem to have been used in a decorative window sill.Archaeological findings are usually revealed to the public only after a long process of research and study, but the City of David and the Israeli officials decided that these findings were too important to keep hidden for too long. The decision to reveal the findings in such an early stage was made "based on the idea and deep belief that these archaeological remains – this built, physical legacy – are the inheritance of the entire public," Baruch explained."We are making every effort so that the public will see how professional, scientific and impartial Israeli archaeology is – which is relevant to everyone, no matter where they're located, whether in Israel or anywhere else," he said.

"This discovery is really a once in a lifetime discovery," explained Doron Spielman, vice president of the City of David Foundation. "It's not every day that we're able to discover something that four billion people around the world – who have some type of identity to the bible, to ancient Jerusalem, to the idea of discovering the bible and unearthing the archaeology underneath the ground and connecting it to the actual place" – can relate to.A large number of additional artifacts from the same period were found at the site as well, but the capitals may be some of the greatest treasures, connecting the site to the stories of the Davidic kingdom in the Bible. The additional artifacts found at the site are exciting as well, but are still being studied and will be revealed to the public later.

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