Berl Katznelson’s defense of the Jewish calendar.
A tale of two sieges.
How many Jews had been dragged to this baptismal font and how many had just given up the struggle and gone of their own accord?
“We won! Am Yisrael ḥai!”
The theological and literary history of one of Europe’s first great outbreaks of anti-Semitic violence.
Anglo-Saxon males do not know how to cry—with the result that, on the odd occasion that they do, they may not know how to stop.
Sumerian poems, the midrash, and the Divine virtuoso of grieving.
On the Ninth of Av, Oholah and Oholibah speak.
The scene of centuries of Jewish hopes, achievement, and catastrophe.
The miracle of Jewish memory.
Judah Halevi’s poetic theodicy.
Using a Jewish day of mourning to attack visitors to the Temple Mount.
Tisha b’Av in Catalonia, and a torrent of emotion.
Elisha ben Avuyah became a vehicle for exploring the agonizing conundrums the rabbis were too honest to ignore but too pious to articulate.