Talmudic Pride and Prejudice

This week’s Daf Yomi considers—with Chaucerian verve—whether a rabbinic elite spoke for the Jewish people

Redesigning the Peace Process

Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.

Don’t Fear the Reaper

Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest

The Serenaders of Yom Kippur

Who volunteers to sing in the synagogue choir for Kol Nidre? This year, I joined and found out.

Kol Nidre’s Conundrum

How can you enter a day of moral repair with words on your lips that annul your past and future promises?

Days of Awwww

A lesson for Yom Kippur from the loving reception a random transvestite got on the Internet

The Penitent of Jenin

Once Israel’s worst enemy, Zakaria Zubeidi forswore violence. He’s now starving in a Palestinian prison.

Kafka’s Yom Kippur Appeal

A century ago this High Holiday, Franz Kafka composed two masterworks, both informed by his Jewish heritage

Susan Feniger’s Break-Fast

Forget bagels and cream cheese. Break the Yom Kippur fast in a new way with recipes from a Top Chef master.

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