The Highways and Byways of Shavuot The book of Ruth, which we read in synagogue on Shavuot, is a veritable cloverleaf interchange on the highway of our liturgical year with exits to past, present and future. Let’s have a look at that imaginary map. The first crossroads is signposted “famine.” This is the disaster that […]
The Scroll is a multi-generational historical novel about the survivors of the famous last stand of the Jewish rebels of Masada against the Roman army. Its story line is drawn from a real archaeological find – the divorce document of a real-life woman named Miriam, issued at Masada.