Yom Kippur | October 3-4, 2014 | September 22-23, 2015

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Yizkor, Book: On Yom Kippur, Offering a Blessing for the Life and Death of Books

On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books

Take It Back

A late-night mistake, a ruptured college friendship, and a Yom Kippur apology. Atonement can make things better, if not quite fix them.

Misjudged

Sixty years ago, I committed a small act of injustice against someone whose name I never knew. This Yom Kippur, I can finally set the record straight.

Stormy Weather

When an old frenemy gets back in touch, it raises the point crucial to Yom Kippur: Forgiveness doesn’t always fix everything, and that’s fine.

Unforgiven

Yoshie Fruchter and his band, Pitom, delve into repentance on the new album Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes, a jazz-metal take on confession

Reprise

My father would chant Torah on Rosh Hashanah’s second day—the binding of Isaac. The holiday reminds me of him and his beloved Mahler symphonies.

Talking Points

After the Arab Spring, a summer of Israeli protests, and the Palestinian bid for statehood, what will rabbis say in their High Holiday sermons?

Ramadan Promises a Not-So-Easy Fast

For Muslims, a summer month is a longer month

The Shabbat of Shabbats, on Shabbat

Gaming out this year’s Yom Kippur

Seeing Things

When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken

Confessional Notes

An Israeli designer crafts an unorthodox ritual object for Yom Kippur

First Draft

Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon

Print War

How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press

Sacred Remake

We may talk of its eternal qualities, but the music of Kol Nidre is forever being made anew

Marquis to Pitch on Kol Nidre

‘Your team expects you’ says Jewish National

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