Theories have long circulated about Jews’ talent for numbers—but do they add up?

Through Daf Yomi’s exercises in mathematical logic, Talmudic rabbis attempt to decipher the will of a reasonable God. Plus: What distinguishes guilt from sin?

As Israel’s first female Haredi dean, mathematician Malka Schaps is helping other religious women follow in her footsteps

An excerpt from ‘The Newton Papers’ reveals the scientist’s long-hidden, anti-rationalist, heretical obsession with alchemy

Pi, irrational numbers, and squaring the circle are all brought to bear to find justifications for tradition

Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new memoir on mathematics—and survival

Elon Lindenstrauss, the first Israeli to win a Fields Medal in mathematics, brought home a prize that marks Jewish achievement in the field

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