Jewish calendar

A fictional peddler reflects on the imponderability of anti-Semitism.

Sholem Aleichem
Sept. 21 2020 12:01AM

Why did Rabbi Akiva’s students die?

Basil Herring
April 27 2020 12:01AM

Why the words for both are so similar in so many languages, and why Hebrew has turned out to be the rare exception.

Sept. 18 2019 12:01AM

Convenient advertising.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
March 29 2019 12:01AM

A sectarian calendar that synchronizes with the days of the week.

Daniel Eisenbud
Jan. 22 2018 12:01AM

That’s Mr. Ḥeshvan to you.

Nov. 2 2016 12:01AM

The method, developed by the Babylonians and kept alive by medieval Jews, is known in Hebrew as the “secret of impregnation.”

Sept. 28 2016 12:01AM