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.
Daily tools, tasks, and intentions to get you focused and ready for a new year
This week’s Daf Yomi considers—with Chaucerian verve—whether a rabbinic elite spoke for the Jewish people
To reach the kids, services are adapting to include technology
A lesson for Yom Kippur from the loving reception a random transvestite got on the Internet
A century ago this High Holiday, Franz Kafka composed two masterworks, both informed by his Jewish heritage
Plus anti-Semitic Elmo is back
Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year
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After the Arab Spring, a summer of Israeli protests, and the Palestinian bid for statehood, what will rabbis say in their High Holiday sermons?
Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice
An Israeli designer crafts an unorthodox ritual object for Yom Kippur
Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting