The earliest records of the Diaspora show Jews keeping the memory of their homeland alive.
From opening the door to the poor to opening it to Elijah.
Babylonian Jews in talmudic times used the bowls to trap demons.
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.