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Remembering Leonard Cohen’s Yom Kippur War Tour of Duty

In October of 1973, the singer flew to Israel to entertain the soldiers on the front lines, and left with one of his finest albums

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Elie Wiesel’s Secret

A little-known Yiddish manuscript upends our idea of the secular saint of human suffering

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Be Unprepared for Yom Kippur. There’s No Other Way.

You can’t get ready for repentance, which is why the holiday shuns elaborate rituals and favors awkward improvisations

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This Yom Kippur, Can We Forgive Trump’s Voters?

A short prayer for all of us who are still very angry

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Can I Tweet, Text, or Tumble My Yom Kippur Apology?

It’s not ideal, but it still counts…

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After a Near-Death Experience Last Year, the Book of Life Has a Whole New Meaning

A few meters, a few words, a few choices: Delicately drawn is the demarcation between life and death.

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To Remember the Departed on Yom Kippur, One Congregation Prints Up Yizkor Cards

Lincoln Square Synagogue makes sure no Jew is forgotten

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