Everything Is Illuminated

Three rare medieval Hebrew Bibles on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York reveal the affinity between Sephardic and Islamic texts

Gwyneth’s Gods

She really does have it all

Found in Translation

Scholar Adin Steinsaltz discusses his recently completed edition of the Talmud, why the Internet is better than TV, and the prospect of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Elvis playing cards together

Known and Unknown

Americans say that the Bible is central to them—a divine instruction manual for life on earth. How is it, then, a new book asks, that they know so little of it?

Men of Mystery

A haftorah of reasoning and redemption

By the Book

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torah

Political Legacy

A new book examines the debt 17th-century republicanism owed to Jewish sources

Did Bibi’s Son Inspire Bizarre Speech?

Avner, 15, won Jerusalem Bible Quiz

Who Built The Pyramids? Not the Jews

Newly discovered tombs indicate laborers were paid

Sundown: In Lieu of Flowers

A confusing request, faint praise, and a comic memoir

Conservatives Find Bible Too Liberal

So they’ll write a new one

Sundown: America’s Top Jews

Zionism litmus test, the Bible in school, and the power of art

Sundown: Milk, Honey, and Black Gold

Striking it rich, preparing for battle, and objecting to an award for Mary Robinson

Jon Stewart Is a Prophet

Suggests interviewer, despite comic’s demurral

Animal Style

For spiritual guidance, just ask an ass
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