Searching for the Vatican’s Menorah

Tzvi Sinensky on the lost Menorah, the Vatican theory, and the ideology of the search and mythology.

Cultural Migrations of a Hanukkah Pilgrimage

Elli Fischer explores the ideological components of developments in Hanukkah traditions.

On Candlelight

Media culture scholar, Matt Sienkiewicz, reflects on the Maccabeats phenomenon and the group's first viral smash.

The Making of “Lights”

Shmuel Klitsner's insider perspectives on making a Hanukkah classic.

Kohelet: Seeking to Uncover and Bury

Shlomo Zuckier seeks and uncovers rabbinic-Biblical intertextuality.

Can We Learn from Jonah’s Happiness?

Beth Kissileff on the book of Jonah and its relevance on Sukkot.

Something to Lose – Eviatar Banai and the Sukkot Paradox

Sarah Rindner has been listening to Eviatar Banai just in time for Sukkot.

Two Paradigms of Teshuvah?

Yehoshua Pfeffer on self-abnegating vs. life-affirming teshuva.

Yom Kippur, Fasting, and the Poor: Considering the Message of Isaiah 58

With Yom Kippur in view, Shlomo Zuckier presents a close reading of Isaiah 58.

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