Earliest evidence of olive oil production and use – possibly in whole world, say excavators.
Ruth Schuster is Senior Editor at the Haaretz-TheMarker English Edition.
Schuster has worked in writing, editing and translation for English and Hebrew-language publications for more than two decades. She holds a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter and multiple pets and in her spare time, promotes animal rights.
Fire was used a million years ago, evidence shows, but burnt stones in Tabun Cave indicate that control had been achieved.
The huge house with its 23 rooms had been in use for some 600 years; among the finds - a Greek coin from 325 B.C.E. with image of Zeus.
A cancer drug may work wonders in one patient and do nothing for another. An Israeli engineering team is now suggesting a novel way to skip the painful, sometimes deadly, trial-and-error stage.
The story of Noah’s Ark is usually accepted as allegorical, but could an ancient catastrophe lie behind the flood myth?
Gershom Scholem is widely credited with turning kabbala into a legitimate academic subject and wrote many popular books on the topic.
What Haaretz really wants to know is who counted them.
This Day in Jewish History 1948: N.Y. Times Publishes Letter by Einstein, Other Jews Accusing Menachem Begin of Fascism
Lest America be fooled by post-Independence rhetoric, the Herut party Begin led was ‘closely akin … to the Nazi and Fascist parties,’ they wrote.
Weizmann Institute scientists invent a technology to measure signals from bat brains and show how they handle 3-D orientation in space.
Europe's creeping enfranchisement of Jews finally reached Germany and the duchy of Wurttemberg, after Gabriel Riesser took the stage.