The contemporary illuminations of Barbara Wolff, including the Rose Haggadah on exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, draw on botany, history, and archeology of the ancient Near East.
Man Ray is best known for his abstract art. But a new show reveals how the surrealist’s works were also influenced by mathematics — and some refer to the horrors of the Holocaust.
A Havdalah spice box recently acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was created by was created by Giovacchino Belli, a Roman silversmith who worked for Pope Pius VII.
The Dallas Museum of Biblical Art has massive ambitions befitting its roots in Texas — but should it leave prayer to churches?
Ernst Herzfeld is not a household name — but his early 20th century excavations in Samarra and Persepolis are world famous. A new exhibit sheds light on the eccentric character.
Gail Rothschild uses cloth from the Qumran Caves to explore her Jewish identity in a new exhibit, ‘Portraits of Ancient Linen.’
The Virgin Mary is the most famous woman in the Christian faith. But a new exhibit explains why the mother of Jesus can only be understood as a Jewish woman.
What’s significant about this stone on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is an inscription, which is the earliest extra-biblical reference to King David.
Long before Occupy Wall Street, protests were held for 20 years in front of the Soviet embassy in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about the plight of Soviet Jews.
A new exhibit at the Library of Congress doesn’t single out the contributions of Jews to the Civil Rights Movement, but there are plenty that are included nonetheless.