Forgotten Babylonian artifacts at the Hermitage.
How did Noah and his family look after all those animals?
Catholics fare little better.
“In view of the sex-soaked Egyptian phallocracy, no wonder monotheistic women shook their timbrels in celebration when they left.”
And its importance for Jews.
There were an estimated 3,000 Jewish delis in New York City in the 1930s; now there are just a few dozen.
The Tower of David and Jerusalem’s missing foundations.
If his Jewish practice was thin, his attachments were not.
“No more Jews. I want to tell my story!”
Virtual visits to the synagogues of Damascus, Aleppo, and Tripoli.
Balancing the universal and the particular.
The museum’s latest core exhibition reveals a distance from Judaism indistinguishable from disregard, embarrassment, and disdain.
From its priceless collection of artworks, a foremost cultural institution has harvested mainly inferior examples for display, while submerging Jewish identity in a sea of “universal values.”
Critics accuse it of threatening the separation of church and state; in truth, Washington’s new museum makes an invaluable contribution to American (and Jewish) cultural literacy.
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