Congregation Beth Elohim pointedly welcomed a new generation of ‘ushpizin’
After my best friend died of complications from HIV, I avoided synagogue and found sanctuary in my mother’s house instead. And that’s where I found a space to atone, and a path to move forward.
Welcoming the Jewish New Year with stories about new beginnings from our hosts
Elul, the last month of the Hebrew calendar, presents us with the opportunity to reflect and repent before the High Holdays. So why not do this during the entire year?
This year, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha—a day of fasting and prayer, and a day of feasting and celebration for Muslims, respectively—overlap
The U.N. Secretary General performed the High Holiday ritual of Tashlich on Monday
With the High Holidays and school year in full swing, one of our foremost Jewish intellectuals lays out ten tenets—initially for her son—for taking care of your kids
As systemic racial injustices continue to plague black Americans, non-White Jews should attend shul with their eyes wide open
Our public schools have few Jews left. We should let everyone go to school on Jewish holidays.
The culinary (mis)adventures of three familiar archetypes, including the crazed, cooking mom who has no time to eat anything but wine
The yes or the no of it: What does it matter?
‘Snacks of Awe’ is fun for the whole mishpucha
What does a rabbi do in late August when he no longer needs to prep for High Holidays?
Despite request, NFL schedules opener after start of the High Holiday
Australia’s oldest temple was built by Jewish penal colony prisoners in 1845
We ask the experts about the High Holiday season’s least-understood festival
The festive holiday now overshadows Shemini Atzeret, which has biblical roots
For one rabbinic family, the answer is nearly 100
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
Kapparot with a chicken is jarring and upsetting, but I do it every year
On ‘Modern Vampires of the City,’ the frontman wrestles with Jewish questions, calling to mind a personal Kol Nidre
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.