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

High Holiday Crossword

A crossword puzzle for the month of Tishrei

On One Foot

A new Nextbook Press biography of Hillel makes clear that the rabbi’s words and thoughts—though millennia old—resonate today

United State

A recent contretemps in Israel served to underscore the surprising and recent cohesion among the branches of U.S. Judaism

In the Rearview

Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident

‘Some Things I Wanted To Atone For’

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A High Holidays of inclusion, and more

Into the Jewish People

The rabbi who co-officiated at the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding on his journey to accepting intermarriage

The Jews’ Jews

Anti-Semites paint Jews as different and strange; many Jews do the same to the so-called ‘ultra-Orthodox’

Recycling Time

Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting

Parts of the Whole

In the reflective period of the High Holidays, Tablet Magazine—together with rabbis and writers—considers the debate over Jewish identity and makes an argument for inclusiveness

Visiting the Dead

A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually

Kitchen Conversions

Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions

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