After spending 41 years in various diplomatic capacities for the State of Israel, dealing with presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and fellow ambassadors, Yitzhak Eldan has amassed a great deal of political and diplomatic knowledge.
The Antiquities Authority recently unearthed an ancient mikve ritual bath and a water cistern that was scribbled on by Australian World War II soldiers near Beit Shemesh. The excavation, which began in mid-July, was a test excavation carried out prior to the widening of Route 38 at the Haela Junction.
Tuesday, Neil Gaiman's latest novel, The Ocean At the End of the Lane, was released to much fanfare. It is the first novel he's written for adults in eight years and everyone is already raving about it (after starting it last night, I'm only 20ish pages in and already love it).
The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest fantasy series ever made. (There are others, of course, but I won't go into those now.) J. R. R. Tolkien created a fantastical world that captured so many hearts and imaginations, and Peter Jackson brought that world to life.