Author Interview | Judea Pearl
Book Review | Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land by Amos Oz
Talk of the Table | Why Feminists Should Eat Dairy on Hanukkah
Six Women Who Are Breaking Israel’s Glass Ceiling
Is This Mysterious Language Hebrew?
The Voynich manuscript is not written in any known language, and its 35 or so unique symbols have never been seen elsewhere.
Jewish Word | Shamash
n the 1946 film The Big Sleep, based on the Raymond Chandler mystery of the same name, Carmen—the promiscuous, drug-addicted younger sister of Lauren Bacall’s character—sizes up Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart, and asks him, “What are you, a prizefighter?” Bogart responds, “No, I’m a shamus.” “What’s a shamus?” she inquires. “It’s a private detective,” he answers. Yes, Bogart is using the Yiddish version—more popularly spelled “shammes”—of the Hebrew word, “shamash.”
Illustrated Book Review | Belonging by Nora Krug
Rebecca Traister Is Mad. And That’s Okay.
Rebecca Traister is angry. She is angry, and every day strangers criticize her rage, or tell her she sounds like a fool, or that attractive women should not get angry.