Jewish Journal

Talmudic temptation

by Linda Mothner

2 days ago

Author Maggie Anton

From a glass-enclosed cabinet in her Westchester home office, historical novelist Maggie Anton removed a small clay pot.... read full article

  • Ancient Jerusalem aqueduct discovered during sewer work


    2 days ago

    A section of Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct, which brought water to the city more than 2,000 years ago, was uncovered during sewer work.

    The aqueduct,...

  • Bamidbar: Centering in the Wilderness

    by Sarah Newman, Neesh Noosh

    2 days ago

    This article originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    Bamidbar is both the name of the fourth book of the Torah (referred to in English as Book of Numbers)...

  • Hebrew word of the week: avaTiyyiaH

    by Yona Sabar

    3 days ago

    One of the most popular summer fruits in modern Israel, watermelon appears only once in the Bible, as the favorite fruit of the slaves in Egypt, which...

  • A Lollipop for E.P.

    by Joshua Weiner

    3 days ago

    Stuck a Chupa Chup into the ground

    Beside the grave of Ezra Pound

    Then jumped aboard the vaporetto

    To lose myself in the Jewish ghetto

    Looking for the synagogue

    That kept moving in the Venice fog

    Like an apparition in the crowd

    Where Jews were sometimes allowed.

    Joshua Weiner is the author of three books of poetry; his most recent book is “The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish.”  He lives in Washington, D.C.

  • Double exposures of Rachael Rifkin’s family resemblance

    by Esther D. Kustanowitz

    3 days ago

    Have you ever looked at your family photos — really looked at them, noticing dimples, smirks or furrowed eyebrows — and seen yourself in the sepia...

  • Are entertainers and sports heroes emblematic of Jewish American heritage?

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    3 days ago

    The 10th Jewish American Heritage Month is nearing its final week, with President Barack Obama set to mark the occasion with a speech at a Washington...

  • Racism in Israeli soccer? Join the (reprehensible) club

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    3 days ago

    When delegates from FIFA’s 209 member states vote next week on a motion to suspend Israel from international soccer, they’ll base their decision on...

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