Pi, irrational numbers, and squaring the circle are all brought to bear to find justifications for tradition
In dissenting opinions, Talmudic rabbis propose and debate every detail of Sukkot’s booth and, in so doing, measure God
More than an ephemeral part of Sukkot observance, the fruit also symbolizes the commitment of one generation to the next
Video: This American twist on a traditional Jewish recipe will help get your new year off to a sweet-and-sour start
I never felt comfortable in my Orthodox neighborhood on Sukkot until I made a sukkah of my own—from the most unlikely materials
How to enjoy the traditional meals you love on the High Holidays without sacrificing good nutrition—or splitting your pants
On a run in 2008, I collapsed from a brain aneurysm. Now it’s time to get back on the Charles River path.
The citron, essential for Sukkot rituals, can be put to many wonderful uses after the holiday
Cancer, and a year of chemotherapy, gave me a new perspective on Jewish holidays—starting with Tisha B’Av
California citrus farmer John Kirkpatrick, a Presbyterian well-versed in Jewish agricultural law, is the only large-scale grower of etrogs in the U.S.
Evonne Marzouk, the Orthodox co-founder of a Jewish environmental group, insists the Torah holds us responsible for the earth’s well-being
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.
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