Nineveh was destroyed again, but this monument still stands.

Tal Schneider
Sept. 20 2021 12:01AM

The bloody reign of Alexander Yannai.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Oct. 17 2018 12:01AM

A Hebrew inscription, an old synagogue, and a prophet’s tomb.

Seth Frantzman and Omar Mohammed
July 16 2018 12:01AM

Limiting observance to expressions of grief and mourning, failing to take account of the valor that defeated Hitler, is untrue to the full meaning of the day.

April 12 2018 12:01AM

UNESCO doesn’t care.

Tamara Zieve
Aug. 4 2016 12:01AM

A voice of “blazing heat and pellucid clarity,” Nahum reminds us that, like justice and love, vengeance is an element of God’s being.

March 10 2016 12:01AM

One of many shrines thought by local Jews to be the resting places of biblical figures.

Sheren Khalel and Matthew Vickery
June 5 2015 12:01AM

The prophet Nahum called Nineveh, near Mosul, a “city of blood...full of plunder.” Its priceless treasures are now falling victim to the rage of jihadis.

Christopher Dickey
July 8 2014 12:01AM