Menachem Wecker


How Alfred Dreyfus Laid the Foundations for Blogging and Social Networking

By Menachem Wecker

How Alfred Dreyfus Laid the Foundations for Blogging and Social Networking
Did the infamous Dreyfus Case lay the groundwork for modern social media? That’s one of the contentions in a new book of essays about the famously accused French Jewish soldier.Read More


Chicago Concert Brings Interfaith Music Together

By Menachem Wecker

Chicago Concert Brings Interfaith Music Together
“This sanctuary is the most religiously diverse place in this great city,” said Michael Siegel, the rabbi of Anshe Emet, a Conservative synagogue in Chicago.Read More


A Royal Menorah in Amsterdam

By Menachem Wecker

A Royal Menorah in Amsterdam
A Hanukkah lamp that was recently given to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam may have one of the most compelling provenances of any Jewish ritual object.Read More


An Unusual Hanukkah Lamp in Boston

By Menachem Wecker

An Unusual Hanukkah Lamp in Boston
A 1920s Hanukkah lamp recently acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston looks pretty typical. But the closer you look, the more unusual it seems. Menachem Wecker investigates.Read More


What Do Menorahs Have To Do With Madonnas?

By Menachem Wecker

Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, ‘piETa’ (2007), image courtesy Art Gallery of Ontario. Read More






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