Joel N. Shurkin

Baltimore Paper Goes on Auction Block

The Baltimore Jewish Times has been breaking stories and winning prizes for nearly a century. Now the bankrupt paper is going on the auction block.

Hidden Treasures of Cairo Genizah

High-tech scientists are using computers and ultraviolet images to gather fragments of the Cairo genizah. So far, they’ve pieced together 1,000 documents from 350,000 tiny scraps.