On the eve of Tisha B’Av, a rumination on how we experience our worst misfortunes as punishments, and how some move from that to self-punishment and then to punishing others
Abraham Caslari, 14th-century medical witness from Catalonia
Jules Feiffer’s American Follies wishes you a healthy Pesach
The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.
The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus