The writers failed to sympathize with their own characters’ commitment to clan and tradition.
The Sabbath is universal, but the holidays speak to Jewish particularity.
The elephant in the room that researchers have ignored.
The brothers who wrote two of the best-known Jewish melodies early in the last century.
Rehabilitating bar Kokhba.
A path to Jerusalem in the period of the Second Temple.
Why a new year for trees?
“The Etrog,” newly rendered into English.
The connection between the two isn’t obvious.
Found in the diary of a survivor by Yad Vashem.
Why Sephardi Jews throw coins and candy to close the holiday.
The tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tevet (this year, January 1), is one of the more obscure and poorly understood dates on the. . .
The custom of parents giving their children coins on Hanukkah—known as Hanukkah gelt—is well-known today, but goes almost unmentioned in pre-20th-century sources. It seems that. . .
Hanukkah may be one of the best-known Jewish holidays, but its status is anomalous if not marginal. The two books of Maccabees were excluded from. . .