Menachem ben Shmuel, ten-year-old powder monkey and slop seller.
Three years of fighting in Egypt and the Land of Israel opened the door for modernity.
A famous and sorely misunderstood painting of Napoleon touching plague victims in Palestine illuminates the current moment.
The Italian scholar who last month identified the world's oldest complete Torah scroll tells its story. (Interview by T. M. Law; audio, 30 mins.)