A desecration of what is most sacred.
An emphasis on human relationships.
An 11th-century talmudic encyclopedia.
A new book argues that they weren’t, at least at first.
Along with a winepress and a magnificent synagogue.
A new book misses the mark.
From ancient tort laws to modern Israeli psychologists.
Dissenting ideas should be engaged, not demonized and dismissed.
The bathhouse of Tsipori.
Casting new light on a well-known talmudic passage.
Hebraism vs. which Hellenism?
Then as now, both.
With some rabbinic assistance.