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'Shema Yisrael' pendants found in archaeological digs

 

February 4, 2022

Yoram Haimi/Israel Antiquities Authority

A pendant, discovered next to a mass grave in Poland, bears the words "To the faithful king, Hear O Israel, our God is One. Blessed be the name of the glorious king forever and ever."

(JNS) -Three pendants inscribed with the "Shema Yisrael" prayer and depictions of Moses and the Ten Commandments have been discovered in archaeological excavations in the Sobibor extermination camp over the past decade, the Israel Antiquities Authority revealed on Thursday.

The findings, made by Wojciech Mazurek from Poland, Yoram Haimi from the IAA and Ivar Schute from Holland, with the assistance of local residents, were made public on Thursday to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The metal pendants, each of which differs from the others, are from Lviv in Ukraine, Pol...



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