"In this issue we delve into the power of these stories and of the power of history in general. Dr. Steven Fine, Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, shares his reflections as a Jewish historian on one our greatest pictorial stories - the relief on the Arch of Titus of the Temple vessels paraded through Rome. Yaakov Schiff and Yisrael Ben-Porat both ponder the value of studying Jewish history, in the abstract of Jewish philosophy and in normative practice. Aryeh Sklar reflects on our greatest stories as a people - those of the Bible. Chani Grossman investigates the way the Abarbanel’s personal story impacted his work through the lens of his Haggadah. Aryeh Helfgot delves into the stories told by both secular historians and our Sages, and what the divergences in these stories can teach us."