As we contemplate our connection to the Divine on the High Holidays, we should recall the reciprocal love at the heart of Judaism
Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.
Isolation didn’t help Jonah find redemption inside the whale. It isn’t helping thousands of American prisoners today, either.
Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig was set to convert to Christianity a century ago. Yom Kippur services changed his mind.
‘The nostalgia is real, but so is the revulsion for the regime,’ writes Anya Von Bremzen in ‘Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking’
Instead of asking us to passively agree with the rabbis, oral law engages the intellect in concrete problems of logic and interpretation
Women are entitled to a wide range of emotions about their bodies and fertility. But under Jewish law, the rules are clear.
In his new memoir ‘Free Spirit,’ Joshua Safran turns to the library to understand the Jewish heritage his mother can’t explain
TV and film director Jill Soloway has been running a de facto Jewish community. The question is whether it can outlast her success.
The poem ‘Unetaneh Tokef’ reminds us that we can change our own character, even if we cannot completely control our future
How to enjoy the traditional meals you love on the High Holidays without sacrificing good nutrition—or splitting your pants
The value of Jewish laws regulating sex is evident in the honeybees that produce the honey we use to sweeten our new year
Video: A round loaf of bread is a traditional part of a menu for the Jewish New Year, but you should still braid the dough
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
Daf Yomi: Could Judaism ever go back to now-alien-seeming rituals from before the destruction of the Temple?