A rabbi and historian explores the history of the Temple Mount, its presence in the Jewish imagination, and why more and more Jews are now going there to pray.
A persimmon branch on an amethyst seal.
Royal purple and the Edomites.
Frankincense, myrrh, and balsam.
The great scientist used talmudic phrases in one manuscript.
A new book upends the old story.
Judaism and the “last of the magicians.”
“To work and guard it.”
Making sense of a discomfiting law.
Although the Bible contains extensive descriptions of the ritual garments worn by Temple priests, artistic renderings are virtually nonexistent. But the Septuagint, a Greek translation. . .
As the festival on which both temples were dedicated, Sukkot is associated in both prophetic and rabbinic literature with the messianic era—and historically with several. . .
Contrary to popular wisdom, Jews did not abandon the Temple Mount following the destruction of the Second Temple.