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Jewish holidays

The elephant in the room that researchers have ignored.

Yori Yalon
May 26 2017 12:01AM

The brothers who wrote two of the best-known Jewish melodies early in the last century.

Albert Stern
Dec. 30 2016 12:01AM

Rehabilitating bar Kokhba.

Eli Kavon
May 26 2016 12:01AM

A path to Jerusalem in the period of the Second Temple.

Robin Ngo
Jan. 28 2016 12:01AM

Why a new year for trees?

Alan Zelenetz
Jan. 25 2016 12:01AM

“The Etrog,” newly rendered into English.

S. Y. Agnon
Sept. 30 2015 12:01AM

The connection between the two isn’t obvious.

Micah Goodman
May 12 2015 12:01AM

Found in the diary of a survivor by Yad Vashem.

Omri Efraim
April 9 2015 12:01AM

Why Sephardi Jews throw coins and candy to close the holiday.

Marc Angel
April 9 2015 12:01AM

The tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tevet (this year, January 1), is one of the more obscure and poorly understood dates on the. . .

Jeffrey Woolf
Dec. 31 2014 12:01AM

The custom of parents giving their children coins on Hanukkah—known as Hanukkah gelt—is well-known today, but goes almost unmentioned in pre-20th-century sources. It seems that. . .

David Golinkin
Dec. 22 2014 12:01AM

Hanukkah may be one of the best-known Jewish holidays, but its status is anomalous if not marginal. The two books of Maccabees were excluded from. . .

Hayyim Angel
Dec. 17 2014 12:01AM

A traditional prayer for rain, recited on this week’s holiday of Shmini Atzeret, invokes a mysterious angel named Af-Bri. It seems this angel is the. . .

Oct. 14 2014 12:01AM

The custom of swinging a chicken over one’s head on the eve of Yom Kippur, slaughtering it, and giving it to a poor family was. . .

Shlomo Brody
Oct. 3 2014 12:01AM