Celebrating the Publication of Corpus Inscriptionum Judaicarum Graeciae
Professor Steven Fine Reflects on Jewish View of Menorah Depicted on the Arch of Titus Through the Ages It is hard for me to look up at the menorah of the Arch of Titus in Rome without feeling deep emotions. This is especially true at Hanukkah—and especially this Hanukkah, when stabbings in Jerusalem, the murder […]
Most people believe that ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was colored white. Recent scholarship has shown that this assumption is incorrect, as the polychromy of ancient art has been revealed and reconstructed.
For this year’s Hanukkah celebrations, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office wanted a Jewish high school student who embodied the values of community service to help with the lighting of the menorah near City Hall in downtown Manhattan. The mayor’s staff found her in Daniella Bitton, a ninth-grader at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls.