Hebrew was once written in both directions. How did it fix its direction, and what does that show about the history of writing in general?
For the first time, a whole sentence in ancient Canaanite has been found. Only six words long, it brings us many words closer to the age of the Patriarchs.
As 2022 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite stories that we published this year. Today, we focus on the Middle East, on the arts, and on Jewish history and ideas.
One of the world’s greatest living political philosophers reflects on his intellectual formation, and how he sees Europe, Israel, and America today.
A professor of Russian and Jewish studies joins us to talk about the tenuous situation of Russian Jews and their leaders.
A hue like the sea, the sky, grass, and trees, available for $14.90 per gram at Amazon.
The new leader of an important Washington think tank feels that cultural renewal is just as important as policy reform. Why does he think that and how does he intend to accomplish it?
The war and the danger to European Jewry brought with them a fervor that Jewish activists could only wish for these days.
A new book called The Origins of Judaism places the momentous occurrence much later in time than that proposed by most scholars. Is it right?
A newly released academic study hints as much.
And could the story of the Tower of Babel actually reflect a dim folk-memory of its breakup?
Shocked by World War I, American Jews turned to Zionism as a way to save their European brethren. Their support came at just the right moment to affect the course of Jewish history.
A conversation about how small magazines develop and publish big Jewish ideas.
Focusing on America’s failures to save more Jews in the Holocaust unintentionally strengthens the forces that would threaten Jews today. Here’s how.