A Jewish democracy activist joins us to talk about the oppression of the Uighurs in western China, and whether the Jewish experience has any survival strategies to offer.
Judith was beloved by medieval Jews.
The Maccabees fought with heroic strength against the exaltation of heroic strength.
Just in time for Hanukkah.
What the Maccabees called their enemies reveals much about how both cultures saw themselves and what the conflict between them meant for the world.
The menorah of Mariupol.
“Ozymandias” is a story not only of Egypt, but of nation after nation throughout history—except one.
An official report likened the ouster of the Turks to the defeat of the Seleucid Greeks by the Maccabees.
Together with a cache of looted artifacts.
Setting the record straight.
Nicanor, commander of the elephant cavalry.
A Seleucid sling stone.
The final, often-skipped stanza of the popular Hanukkah candle-lighting song Ma’oz Tsur presented the late rabbi with an unusual challenge.
A rabbi’s provocative thesis.