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(National Catholic Reporter) “A lot more than saintly bones may be tied up in reliquaries”

My article “A lot more than saintly bones may be tied up in reliquaries” appears in the Dec. 4 – 17 issue of National Catholic Reporter. Since the piece doesn’t appear online, I’m embedding it below: "A lot more than saintly bones may be tied up in reliquaries" by Menachem Wecker (If you’d like to […]

(National Catholic Reporter) Ring Around the Cross

My article “Ring Around the Cross,” about the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Cloisters’ exhibit “Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection,” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s a selection: It’s easy to approach the very concept of gem-studded rings with crosses in the early centuries of the church with a great deal of skepticism. If […]

An ancient matzo sandwich for Passover

Undoubtedly, matzo is the culinary star of the Passover Seder, or meal, with supporting actor roles doled out to bitter herbs, shank bones, salt water, charoset, and a few other dishes. But there’s an unlikely recipe that also surfaces in the Passover ritual – a kosher-for-Passover sandwich made of paschal lamb and bitter herbs set […]

  • 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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