Yaakov Elman is a Professor of Jewish History, and the Herbert S. and Naomi Denenberg Chair in Talmudic Studies, at Yeshiva University.

Purim, the Invention of Anti-Semitism, and the Celebration of Jewish Creativity

The Book of Esther represents a turning point in Jewish history: the demonization of the Jews


Rav Yitzchok Hutner and the Meaning of Hanukkah

A poet, educator, and master of religious prose, he believed the holiday represented a watershed in Jewish history: the transition to an intellectual rabbinic Judaism

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