Lev Cosijns, a student in the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University, and a student team member on the Safi excavations in the last few years, has been awarded the very prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University!
An article even appeared about this in the Israeli internet newspaper, YNET.
Congratulations to Lev! Well done! All the best in your studies at Oxford! עלי והצליחי!
And here’s a picture of Lev (on the left side of the photo) excavating an Iron Age IIA olive press in Area M at Tell es-Safi/Gath: