The Soul of the Mishnah.
And why the Dead Sea Scrolls are overrated.
A talmudic legend of a wicked emperor’s demise, set to verse.
The Biyer Aqueduct.
One of the 20th century’s greatest Jewish historians reflects on the Jewish predicament.
Hordes of Jewish pilgrims came to Jerusalem and experienced the Temple’s “wow effect.”
Including a Second Temple-era synagogue.
The sacred precinct on Mount Gerizim.
Used by pilgrims on their way to the Temple.
Rabbi Yoḥanan, COVID-19, and the Arab spring.
A video tour.
Why do Christian depictions of the Jewish Temple look like the Dome of the Rock, the 7th-century Muslim structure built on that site?
The coins are the clue.
Religious observance on the fringes of Judea.
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.