All posts tagged bible

A Museum as Big as Texas

My article “A Museum as Big as Texas” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward.

‘Homely’ ancient rock adds evidence of King David’s existence

Dimly lit, the stone slab, or stele, doesn’t look particularly noteworthy, especially when compared to the more lavish sphinxes, jewelry and cauldrons one encounters en route to the room where it is installed. Indeed, in a Twitter post this fall, art journalist Lee Rosenbaum described the nearly 13-by-16 inch c. 830 BCE rock, which resembles […]

Is the Hebrew Bible Single-Minded on Singlehood?

The reason Genesis 2:18 gives for the divine decision to create Eve is that “[i]t’s not good for the man to be alone.” God decides that Adam needs a “helper opposite him.” Although the Hebrew word “Adam” refers to the first man, it also suggests all men. Thus was born a stigma against singleness. “In […]

Graphic and Comic Torahs Are Fruitful, Multiply

My article on biblical comics and graphics appears in the latest issue of the scholarly journal IMAGES (6) 2013. The piece appears below. Graphic and Comic Torahs Are Fruitful, Multiply by Menachem Wecker

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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