Then and Now

There Was a Temple on the Temple Mount

I have many friends who find the New York Times’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be “anti-Israel.”  By this, I think that they mean that given a (surprisingly large) number of possible narratives through which to present a news story, the Times often picks one that lies somewhere within the Palestinian spectrum.  I never...

From Israelite to Jew: 3: Exile

The third episode of the podcast, “From Israelite to Jew.” This episode discusses the events leading up to the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem in 586 BCE, and the resulting exile. The podcast can be heard here, or click on the player below. It can also be accessed via iTunes.