War Papers

A trove of medieval scrolls, smuggled out of Afghanistan into the hands of London art dealers, could shed new light on a once-vibrant Jewish heritage

Out of the Ghetto

Long relegated to either Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, Judaica is finding a new home in mainstream museums of art

Up in the Attic

Sacred Trash, new from Nextbook Press, tells the remarkable story of the Cairo Geniza, a trove of Jewish documents from the Middle Ages discovered again in the late 1800s

Introducing ‘Sacred Trash’

Nextbook Press’s latest drops today

Unveiled

A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own

Yes, But How Do You Feel About Egypt?

Where American Jews stand

Out of Egypt

For Egyptian-born Jews, the current crisis elicits a mix of emotions—from nostalgia for an idyllic existence under the monarchy to the terror of being chased out to calls of ‘kill the Jews’

Road From Damascus

Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture

The Pilgrim

The mythical journey of Yehuda Halevi, Judaism’s greatest poet—and the world’s first Zionist

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