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A Prayer in the Forest

Getting lost at summer camp made me rethink what psalms mean to me

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Embracing Aristotle at Yom Kippur

When we recite Unetaneh Tokef at High Holiday services, we take a lesson from the ancient Greeks about what to do when life gives us lemons

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My Dog Brought Me Back to Synagogue

When my dachshund Ginger died, I went to services to mourn—and it gave me a new appreciation for Judaism

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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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Uncertain Terms

The High Holidays make you focus on life’s vicissitudes

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