Richard T. Nowitz

ON THE COVER: An oven within a fireplace offers a peek into the past in this reconstructed kitchen, part of a reconstructed house at the ancient Golan village site of Qatzrin. A highly successful excavation of Qatzrin has revealed abundant details of Jewish village life in the third to eighth centuries C.E. To make these discoveries more accessible to the general public, the excavator has meticulously reconstructed a typical house based on archaeological and ethnographic evidence and on descriptions found in ancient Jewish literature, a project chronicled in “Qatzrin—Reconstructing Village Life in Talmudic Times.”