News and Articles
Congratulations to Dr. Shai Secunda and Gemara.com on their official launch!
The National Geographic features "avattihim," in order to develop The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon. Pair with this article, "The Cucurbits of Mediterranean Antiquity: Identification of Taxa from Ancient Images and Descriptions."
Ethiopic Enoch manuscripts are online
Peter Brown on his new book, Ransom of the Soul, in conversation with Peter Helmut. https://vimeo.com/125158810
New York Times reports that ISIS Speeds Up Destruction of Antiquities in Syria.
- On Judeo-Persian Language and Literature | Part Two: Texts and Bibliography with Dr. Adam McCollum. In Part One of our series, Dr. Adam McCollum described the texts, communities, and significance of Judeo-Persian manuscripts.
- Another Daf Yomi Cycle started this week! Here is our collection of sources on Nazir.
- PSA from AJR Editor @Simcha_Gross "The (Vilna) Bavli has 1,714,942 words." You're welcome.