But the exiles still had reason to weep.
Josiah left a permanent stamp on Judaism, leading, for the first time in generations, an all-out battle against idolatry.
Abba the Tall, known simply as Rav.
A brief history of one of the world’s oldest diaspora communities.
Nestorian Christians and Sefer Y’tsirah.
Remembering Yaakov Elman.
Telltale names and positions at court.
The bright side of exile.
Mar Zutra’s monarchy.
Where did many of the tales in the Babylonian Talmud come from?
When Jews returned from exile, they brought the Babylonian calendar with them.
Ancient tablets reveal a new perspective on Jews exiled after the fall of the First Temple.
At Israel’s Bible Lands Museum, on display for the first time is a collection of some 100 clay tablets documenting the lives of Jews exiled. . .
The Babylonian Talmud contains a vast wealth of information about the Jewish society that, from the 3rd to 7th century, produced it, but historians have. . .