Due to a series of blessed, quite extraordinary circumstances, I started to collaborate with the Israel Antiquities Authority in creating content for their English language Facebook page. Here is the first piece I created for them from the fabulous excavations at ancient Usha.
The village of Usha was made famous as the first layover in the wanderings of the Sanhedrin, The Council of Rabbis, in the Galilee. The rabbis escaped the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in the year 70 C.E. and slowly found their way north. During their journey starting in the year 135 C.E., the Sanhedrin sojourned in Usha, Shfar’am, Beit Shearim, Tzippori and finally settled in Tiberias, where they functioned until the year 429 C.E.