Secrets of the Qumran Calendar // Shlomit Kendi-Harel
Why did the mysterious ascetics of the Dead Sea sect and the wealthy Jerusalemite priests of the Second Temple clash over the calendar? Could the answer lie in the sect’s preference for a fixed solar calendar rather than the lunar one used by their contemporaries?
The Surrealist Jew // Yemima Hovav
Was Marc Chagall a painter first, or a Jew? Despite personal protestations to the contrary, and the unique fusion of Cubism, folk art, and Fauvism he created, Chagall’s life and work speak louder than his words
Faith Under Fire // Adam Tsachi
Three veterans’ stories from the Yom Kippur War tell how the war affected their faith
Solidarity Synagogue // Howard Goldenberg
Broken Hill is a long way off the beaten Jewish track. Historically, that track has been followed by Jews grown weary of being beaten, retreating from the last place of adversity to the next place of opportunity
The Pledge on the Mountain // Liat Josefsberg Ben-Yehoshua
For generations, the Jews of Ethiopia renewed God’s covenant with an annual pilgrimage to a sacred mountain. What remains of that ritual in Israel today?
The Rarest Blue, B. Sterman with Judy Taubes Sterman // Elli Fischer
Snapping History – David Rubinger // Anat Adler-Tal
From the Archives
When the Wall Came Down // Yochai Ben-Gedalia
Town improvements revealed the graves of Algiers’ ancient Jewish sages – and the brilliance of a young rabbi and researcher
Heads and Tales
Crossed by the Crescent // Itamar Atzmon
What dictated the style of coins minted in Crusader Jerusalem?