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Jerry Lewis Did Kol Nidre in Clown-Face on Yom Kippur, May His Soul Find a Shining Piece of Paradise

Rokhl’s Golden City: The Jazz Singer, and a legendary klezmer drummer bubbe

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Rosh Hashanah in Zion

After I left the Orthodox world—and my marriage—I found a new place to observe the Jewish New Year: on a different kind of path

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A New Cake for a New Year

Long a dull staple of Rosh Hashanah tables, honey cake is having a renaissance, with a wide range of new variations

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A Cookie Filled With Sweetness—and Family History

My Aunt Eva’s recipe came with my family from Eastern Europe more than a century ago. Today, I bake them in memory of my mother.

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Throwback: Happy Hanukkah From NBA Stars Past and Present

Best wishes from Shaq, Kobe, Dwayne Wade and… Paris Hilton? Yep.

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The Double Yizkor

What a son’s suicide—and his grandfather’s Holocaust experience—taught one family about life

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Embracing Aristotle at Yom Kippur

When we recite Unetaneh Tokef at High Holiday services, we take a lesson from the ancient Greeks about what to do when life gives us lemons

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Leaving the Nest

It’s not easy for a parent to let a child go. A lesson I learned at Yom Kippur services made it just a bit easier.

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Sha Na Na Tova

Happy New Year from a doo-wop singer who opened for Jimi at Woodstock, then became a biblical scholar

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The Jews You’ve Never Heard Of

In the Bay Area, Karaite Jews struggle to build a future in America

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Keeping the Honey in the Land of Milk and Honey

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s annual honey festival shines a light on the variety of sweet products being produced—as well as the challenges facing the country’s beekeepers

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How to Have a Sweet New Year—Moroccan Style

Over apples and honey? This Rosh Hashanah, cook with carrots to symbolize your hopes for the coming year.

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Not Quite My Great-Grandmother’s Apple Cake

When I tried making a treasured family recipe, I decided it needed some revisions. This Rosh Hashanah, I’ll honor my great-grandmother by updating her recipe.

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The Season of Prayer, Repentance, and Psychotherapy

During the High Holidays, many Jews turn to their rabbis with questions about God. But others seek their answers on the couch.

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To Begin Again

When I found out I was pregnant, I had mixed feelings. The Jewish holidays helped me navigate the difficult emotional journey that followed.

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Super Bowl Sunday: The Forgotten Jewish Holiday

It’s like Rosh Hashanah for football fans. Or is it like Passover? Whatever it is, it’s something familiar for Jews.

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Being Jew-ish

How a Christmas tree came between my neighbor and me

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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Yontif

In Israel, the specter of the Tishrei Holidays—from taking care of my kids to planning an errand to, well, anywhere—looms large

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A Torah Finds a New Home—and Invigorates a Congregation—in Shanghai

Smuggled to Brazil from Germany in 1939, the scroll was donated to Kehilat Shanghai and used during Rosh Hashanah services in the former Ohel Moishe synagogue

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Parenting Advice From Susan Sontag

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

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It Smokes a Man

New translations of works by the Polish-born modernist Yiddish poet Yitskhok Berliner, whose life in Mexico made him a special kind of mestizo

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Rosh Hashanah Recipe: Lamb Tagine with Apricots and Prunes

Morrocan-inspired flavors that invite a prosperous new year

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My Mother’s Cakes, Memory, and the Meaning of Me

Shul on Rosh Hashanah? No, thank you. Honey and chocolate desserts in the mail? Yes, please.

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‘Why I Am A Jew’

Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the U.K., publishes an animated video about Jewish identity in time for the High Holidays

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High Holiday Safety for Jews of Color in NYC

As systemic racial injustices continue to plague black Americans, non-White Jews should attend shul with their eyes wide open

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Tablet’s High Holiday Emoji Guide

Because sometimes ‘Shanah Tova’ just isn’t enough

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School’s Out—But Why?

Our public schools have few Jews left. We should let everyone go to school on Jewish holidays.

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Grave Situation

My father shares the family plot at the cemetery with my mother—and with his second wife, who broke up our family

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The Rosh Hashanah Hunger Games

The culinary (mis)adventures of three familiar archetypes, including the crazed, cooking mom who has no time to eat anything but wine

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