Repentance and Desire

Repentance and Desire

Sarah Rindner

Mizrachi identifies the heightened energy she senses in the streets of Israel during the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. She renames the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur known as the Ten Days of Repentance, “Aseret Yemei Teshuva,” as the “Aseret Yemei Teshuka,” or “Ten Days of Desire,” a time when the yearning for a return to God and Torah reaches a primal, visceral level.

The Professor and the Con Man

The Professor and the Con Man

Matti Friedman

The saga of the papyrus that became famous as the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife began with an email sent to Karen King, a distinguished Harvard professor, in July 2010. The subject line read, simply, “Coptic gnostic gospels in my collection.”

Waltham Intellectuals

Waltham Intellectuals

Allan Arkush

Stephen Whitfield’s group portrait of a large number of men and women of the Left who taught and studied at Brandeis from its inception at the end of the 1940s to the present is as attentive to the personalities of his subjects as it is to their ideas.

Family Secrets

Family Secrets

Diane Cole

“We beam with pleasure. We are in a place where our name is known. For both of us, this is astonishing. An absolute first.”

Camp Mountain Lake, 1977

Camp Mountain Lake, 1977

Jesse Bernstein

The picture-taking began when he was still a little kid, at Camp Mountain Lake in North Carolina. The owners of the camp remember a chubby kid, not very athletic, and the camera was a way of making friends.