Netanyahu holds coin from 67 CE from Jewish Revolt Photo Israeli GPO TITLEDWere there Jews in Israel 2000 years ago? Did Jewish zealots lead a revolt against Rome that led to the destruction of the Solomon's Second Temple in 70 CE? Is the biblical record about Israel and Jerusalem accurate? Once again, according to the archaeology, including its written record in Hebrew, it is.

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus A.D. 70 Oil on canvas 1850 One of the most sobering days on the Hebrew calendar is called Tisha b'Av. "Celebrated" yesterday, Jews regard it as the saddest day of the year. Why?

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