Joy or sorrow between Passover and Shavuot?
What a news item about a pre-holiday chicken shortage reveals.
From now until next September 6, we will be living in 5781 and 2021. Is that an accident, or is a deeper synchronicity at work?
Heshvan is the bitterest month.
A fictional peddler reflects on the imponderability of anti-Semitism.
Why did Rabbi Akiva’s students die?
Why the words for both are so similar in so many languages, and why Hebrew has turned out to be the rare exception.
From Alaska to Jerusalem.
A sectarian calendar that synchronizes with the days of the week.
That’s Mr. Ḥeshvan to you.
The method, developed by the Babylonians and kept alive by medieval Jews, is known in Hebrew as the “secret of impregnation.”