Evan R. Goldstein examines the controversy around an Israeli historian’s claim that the Jews didn’t really originate in Israel, while Adam Kirsch reviews the memoir of a young American Jew who travels the world looking for positive examples of Diaspora living. Abigail Miller looks at a female sofer who’s spending a year penning a Torah on public view at a San Francisco museum. And there will be more here, all day, on The Scroll.