Like people today, people in the ancient world were obsessed with having ideal children. And ancient theories of vision combined with fears around imperfect babies to create some funky beliefs about sex and conception, writes grad fellow Jennifer Hunter. But were they really weirder than our worries today?
Ancient synagogue poetry describing the magic "sotah" ritual for women evoked common fears around demonic forces and women's sexuality, writes Dr. Laura S. Lieber.
5/14 & 5/16 STROUM LECTURES | Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality
Dr. Marina Rustow of Princeton University will deliver the 2019 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.
Christian myths about Judaism both feed anti-Semitism and misrepresent the reality of a religion based on the love of God and the other.
Study Moses' last words in Deut. 32 with the help of Marty Jaffee's new translation of the Sifre Devarim and guiding questions from Beth Huppin.
Prof. Marty Jaffe’s e-book translation of the Sifre Devarim brings a poetic perspective to a seminal piece of rabbinic commentary.
Dr. Marina Rustow, a former Cole Fellow at the Stroum Center, received a MacArthur Genius Award for her work on the Cairo Geniza.
What can the Jewish history of migration teach us about today’s global refugee crisis?