Treasures of Exile // Eli Gurfinkel
Don Isaac Abravanel rose to the greatest heights of two powerful medieval courts only to be dashed to the depths as a fugitive Jew. Was his grandfather’s apostasy the source of his determined loyalty to Judaism, or was it his conviction that salvation was just around the corner?
Ghetto Millionaire // Asael Abelman
Mayer Amschel may have turned the name Rothschild into a synonym for wealth the world over, but he himself was born and died in the Judengasse, Frankfurt’s squalid Jewish ghetto
Matza – More than Just Crumbs // Ari Greenspan and Ari Z. Zivotofsky
Today most people buy their matza in the supermarket, but before machine-made matza was invented, there were almost as many types of matza as there were Jewish communities. And when war made Passover necessities hard to come by, creative solutions brought their own innovations to the age-old order of the Seder
Torah from Sidon // Itamar Brenner
An ancient Torah scroll brough from Sidon, Lebanon by paratroopers during the Lebanon War in 1982
A Small Town Near Auschwitz – Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust, Mary Fulbrook // Melody Amsel-Arieli
Saving Kuni Lemel – Mike Burstyn // Anat Adler-Tal
From the Archives
Aryans on the Defensive // Yochai Ben-Ghedalia
Who was behind a mysterious Hebrew poster circulating in Italy in the 1920s – the Jews or their enemies?
Heads and Tales
Money Talks // Itamar Atzmon
Judean first coins from the Persian period