In the Talmud, living for God is even greater than dying for Him.

Malka Simkovich
Dec. 14 2023 12:01AM

The holiday’s uncomfortable lesson.

Arynne Wexler
Dec. 13 2023 12:01AM

An unusual kind of excavation.

Melanie Lidman
Dec. 16 2022 12:01AM

The caves of the Judean Desert were a refuge for more than one set of Jewish rebels.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Dec. 14 2022 12:01AM

“Victory for Heracles and Hauron.”

Michael Bachner
Dec. 9 2022 12:01AM

The unique history of Jews and pigs.

Chaim Steinmetz
March 30 2022 12:01AM

Where a Libyan Jew from the 2nd century BCE saw the hand of God, his counterparts in Judea saw human courage.

Daniel R. Schwartz
Dec. 6 2021 12:01AM

Nicanor, commander of the elephant cavalry.

Elliot Goldberg
Dec. 2 2021 12:01AM

A Seleucid sling stone.

Times of Israel
Dec. 1 2021 12:01AM

A rabbi’s provocative thesis.

Hayyim Angel
Nov. 26 2021 12:01AM

From the books of Maccabees to the Jewish sections of the Soviet Communist party.

Sept. 9 2019 12:01AM

And American Jews needn’t be hypocrites.

Jonathan Tobin
Dec. 6 2018 12:01AM

Two competing responses to blood in the sanctuary.

Danny Schiff
Dec. 5 2018 12:01AM

Evidence of a bustling Hellenistic metropolis.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Sept. 7 2018 12:01AM