The poem ‘Unetaneh Tokef’ reminds us that we can change our own character, even if we cannot completely control our future
Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s Middle Eastern-inspired High Holiday menu
How to enjoy the traditional meals you love on the High Holidays without sacrificing good nutrition—or splitting your pants
The value of Jewish laws regulating sex is evident in the honeybees that produce the honey we use to sweeten our new year
Video: A round loaf of bread is a traditional part of a menu for the Jewish New Year, but you should still braid the dough
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos
Long before I discovered Bloody Marys and martinis, I loved Manischewitz Concord grape wine
Singing is a potent therapeutic tool—that’s why I started leading a weekly sing-along for cancer patients
Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year
Dipping apples in honey for Rosh Hashanah? Here’s a guide to picking the best ingredients for a sweet new year.
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
With star chef Adam Sobel’s recipe, nobody has an excuse for dry, overcooked meat this Rosh Hashanah
I led Rosh Hashanah services while awaiting my mom’s diagnosis and was reborn before the congregation
Prayer shouldn’t be a spectator sport. So why do so many shuls insist that congregants sit in silence?
On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books
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.
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.
From an iPhone shofar to smart Siddurs, the software company founded by twins Barry and Ronnie Schwartz dominates the Jewish app market
After the Arab Spring, a summer of Israeli protests, and the Palestinian bid for statehood, what will rabbis say in their High Holiday sermons?