Some paleolinguists have floated the idea of an original human language they call “Proto-Sapiens.” Is that what our ancestors were speaking when they built the Tower of Babel?
The possibility of another contentious confirmation hearing recalls the first the Senate ever held, which just happened to be for the first Jewish justice to sit on the court.
In Israel and in traditional communities, life and liturgy don’t run away from hardship. Most American Jews prefer to think on the brighter side, but that comes at a high cost.
The two giants of Jewish literature come together for a wide-ranging discussion centered around his new book on the seminal Hebrew writers of modernity.
The Israeli historian joins us to talk about his partnership with Sharansky, what he calls the Sovietization of American culture, and much more.
A distinguished historian of the American founding sees religion as a matter of individual belief rather than communal obligation.
Even though the author tries to downplay it, a new book shows how deeply rooted anti-Semitism was in Soviet ideology.
Whether it’s Judeo-Arabic, or Judeo-Italian, or Judeo-Spanish, or the Judeo-German better known as Yiddish, they all mix in varying amounts of Hebrew.
Medieval Spain produced many Jewish geniuses. The poet and philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol, born 1000 years ago, wrote poetry that is still sung in synagogues all over the world.
That’s the contention of a new book by a major historian of ancient Judaism. It deserves serious attention, but it also overstates its case.