Video: Judaica designer Alexander Gruss on Simchat Torah, the legacy of the Holocaust, and the value of handmade objects
An illustrated look at Torah theft and Torah protection
We ask the experts about the High Holiday season’s least-understood festival
We tend to overlook the gentiles who keep synagogues running. As we begin the Torah anew, let’s acknowledge our debt to them.
Finishing the Torah cycle, like finishing a scary children’s book, provides a much-needed sense of accomplishment
As a pre-teen in braces, I’d watch older boys dance in celebration. Today, I try to share the joy of the Torah with my own kids.
The festive holiday now overshadows Shemini Atzeret, which has biblical roots
Samuel Pepys’ account of stumbling upon a lively synagogue service
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
An unlikely celebration from Moscow–40 years ago