Rosh Hashanah | September 24-26, 2014 | September 13-15, 2015

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What To Do in 5773

Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year

Comparing Apples to Apples

Dipping apples in honey for Rosh Hashanah? Here’s a guide to picking the best ingredients for a sweet new year.

Teaching Kids To Apologize

The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it

Make a Better Brisket

With star chef Adam Sobel’s recipe, nobody has an excuse for dry, overcooked meat this Rosh Hashanah

Finding My Spiritual Safety Net in Synagogue

I led Rosh Hashanah services while awaiting my mom’s diagnosis and was reborn before the congregation

Make Some Noise in Synagogue

Prayer shouldn’t be a spectator sport. So why do so many shuls insist that congregants sit in silence?

Yizkor, Book: On Yom Kippur, Offering a Blessing for the Life and Death of Books

On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books

Overtime

The second day of some Jewish holidays is mandated by rabbinic tradition, not Torah law. In today’s world, they’re increasingly hard to observe.

Reprise

My father would chant Torah on Rosh Hashanah’s second day—the binding of Isaac. The holiday reminds me of him and his beloved Mahler symphonies.

Love Story

Some food will improve your meal; brisket improves your life. In time for the holidays, a book looks at the most beloved of Jewish delicacies.

An App for That

From an iPhone shofar to smart Siddurs, the software company founded by twins Barry and Ronnie Schwartz dominates the Jewish app market

Talking Points

After the Arab Spring, a summer of Israeli protests, and the Palestinian bid for statehood, what will rabbis say in their High Holiday sermons?

Sweet and Sour

From crispy rice to chickpea dumplings, Persian Jewish cuisine offers new and different ways to celebrate the New Year

The United Nations vs. Rosh Hashanah

What happens if Israeli diplomats must work on the High Holiday?

Eid Gives U.N. Jews Rosh Hashanah Off

When they work in Turtle Bay

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