Menachem Wecker


An Eccentric Archeologist Who Drew a Line in the Sand

By Menachem Wecker

An Eccentric Archeologist Who Drew a Line in the Sand
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.Read More


Retracing Ancient Jewish Threads

By Menachem Wecker

Gail Rothschild Read More


Picturing Mary, History's Best-Known Jewish Woman

By Menachem Wecker

Nicolò Barabino’s 1884 mural “Faith with Representations,” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts Read More


‘Homely’ Ancient Rock Boost King David’s Claim to Existence

By Menachem Wecker

‘Homely’ Ancient Rock Boost King David’s Claim to Existence
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.Read More


Remembering a 20-Year Protest for Soviet Jewry

By Menachem Wecker

Photo Courtesy of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington Read More



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