Ancient Persia

Rabbis among the magi.

Shai Secunda
July 15 2024 12:01AM

Questioning the rabbis’ Sasanian paradise.

Jeffrey L. Rubenstein
May 1 2024 12:01AM

From an island garrison in the Nile to a Moscow museum.

Nov. 22 2023 12:01AM

Arbitrary royal decrees vs. the eternal law.

Rachel Friedman
March 7 2023 12:01AM

Mention of Ahasuerus’ father, just in time for Purim.

Melanie Lidman
March 2 2023 12:01AM

The red fence and the Gentile gaze.

Leah Sarna
Nov. 12 2021 12:01AM

A trove of coins sheds light on a little-known episode.

David Hendin
June 23 2021 12:01AM

Fire beacons for the new moon.

Tiffany Earley-Spadoni
Sept. 1 2020 12:01AM

Fake writing and filling an archaeological “black hole.”

Amanda Borschel-Dan
July 1 2020 12:01AM

The first movement against the Jewish right to Jerusalem.

Oct. 2 2019 12:01AM

Built for launching a campaign against Egypt.

Philippe Bohstrom
Dec. 28 2018 12:01AM

A brief history of the etrog.

Rachel Scheinerman
Sept. 21 2018 12:01AM