After 40 years in Israel, Nesim Bencoya returned to his once-cosmopolitan hometown in Turkey to save its hidden synagogues
A 700-page Polish novel is all the rage in Israel, but can it heal the rift between Poles and Jews?
A visit to the only Jewish museum in Albania—Europe’s most Muslim nation and Islam’s most secular
A 17th-century ‘holy apostasy’: like Christ’s crucifixion, the fulfillment of a messianic prophecy?
What kind of Zionist was Gershom Scholem?
‘The Mixed Multitude’ by Pawel Maciejko
The new book ‘Fictions of Conversion’ explores how religious transformation influenced early modern England
A new book explores the rich history of Turkey’s Dönme, Sephardic Jews who converted to Islam in the 1600s
Can you guess whom it blames?