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What Is Shemini Atzeret, Anyway?

We ask the experts about the High Holiday season's least-understood festival

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The Study of Law as a Spiritual Act: Finding Truth and Meaning in the Talmud

Two years and 100 columns in to the Daf Yomi cycle, our critic pauses to reflect on its intellectual challenges and delights

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How Many Rabbis Does It Take To Write a High Holiday Sermon?

For one rabbinic family, the answer is nearly 100

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Is There a Biblical Sperm Donor in the Rosh Hashanah Haftorah?

Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?

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President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah Message

'We've been reminded many times that our world still needs repair'

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Why I Stopped Saying the Unetaneh Tokef, and Why I’m Ready To Say It Again

After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words

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A Jew by Rosh Hashanah

For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever

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Ring in the New Year With a Manischewitz Fizz

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail

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Letter-Writing Program Helps Jewish Prisoners Find Hope Behind Bars

My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays

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Despite Unrest, Hasidim Head to Ukraine

Security concerns won't derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman

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Jack’s Wife Freda’s Rosh Hashanah Specialty

The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs

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High Holiday Reading from Tablet

A preview of what's to come over the next few weeks

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A Rosh Hashanah Meal With Meaning

Recipes featuring the Talmud's five ingredients for a sweet new year

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Sneaking a Peek at Poetry on the High Holidays

Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book

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The Road to the New Jerusalem, Part 2

If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?

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How To Make Gefilte Fish That Your Guests Will Actually Want To Eat

Video: Throw away your jars of gray fish patties. This Rosh Hashanah, make a terrine that’ll have doubters asking for seconds.

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A Halva-Inspired Recipe for Rosh Hashanah

Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread

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Jeter’s Last Home Game Is on Rosh Hashanah

Will Jewish fans head to Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25?

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Drew Barrymore Loves Rosh Hashanah

The actress also enjoys challah, french fries, and gardens

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Never-Fail Honey Cake For the High Holidays

Break the Yom Kippur fast with this easy recipe

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On Behalf of the Jews, Please Accept These Yom Kippur Apologies. Please.

We gave the world Anthony Weiner and Michael Bloomberg, and even our holidays screwed up everyone's summer

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Cairo’s Jews Show God They Are Still There

On Rosh Hashanah, a fresh leader rallies a dying community in Egypt

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Bibi Netanyahu’s Rosh Hashanah Gag Greeting

Because even prime ministers are addicted to Candy Crush

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Shanah Tova From the White House

Watch President Obama's Rosh Hashanah message

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Sticky Date Pudding For Rosh Hashanah

Try this easy-to-make Australian classic for the High Holidays

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When Rosh Hashanah and Fashion Week Collide

This year, Jewish fashion industry insiders have to choose: shul or runway

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Need a Reason to Repent? The Answer—No Matter Who You Are—Can Be Found Here

The poem ‘Unetaneh Tokef’ reminds us that we can change our own character, even if we cannot completely control our future

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A ‘Jerusalem’ Cookbook Rosh Hashanah Meal

Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi's Middle Eastern-inspired High Holiday menu

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The Best Wine to Pair With Apples and Honey

Wine Spectator offers their top picks for kosher Rosh Hashanah wine

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You Can Have Your Brisket and Eat It, Too: Staying Healthy for the Holidays

How to enjoy the traditional meals you love on the High Holidays without sacrificing good nutrition—or splitting your pants

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