Dr. Yael Wilfand surveys models of rabbinic charity and suggests that "at least some of the notions and practices mentioned in this corpus seem to have been accepted and engaged beyond rabbinic circles."
ARTICLES AND NEWS
- Sarah Bond on remembering the Battle of Marathon (its anniversary was this past Monday) .
- National Geographic provides an in depth look at the mosaics of the synagogue at Huqoq.
- Sarah Bond on the history of religious ink and facial tattoos.
- You can apply for a Shohet fellowship at the Catacomb Society--not just for studies of the catacombs!
- Arutz Sheva has a brief article on the recently acquired "Afghan Genizah" and its potential historical significance (via Paleojudaica).
- Rare golden coin minted under Nero (from 56/57 CE) found in excavations at Mount Zion.
- An article describes the discovery of a scale weight with an inscription that indicates it belongs to the high priestly family of Kathros found in excavations in the Jewish Quarter of the old city of Jerusalem (more detailed take from the Jerusalem Post here).
- Tony Burke challenges the claim that Christian apocrypha were lost, hidden, or destroyed (via @bibarch)
Highlights from Twitter
My book is out this month. Gift idea for your friend who loves Prudentius or your enemy who hates Prudentius. https://t.co/heyrs4s24k— Cillian O'Hogan (@CillianOHogan) September 13, 2016