They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
What to wear on Yom Kippur, when leather is banned
On Yom Kippur, kids will be kids
Musical selections to put you in the mood for atonement
The Yom Kippur prayer unites everyone who hears it. Twenty-five years after I converted, it still gives me goose bumps.
Who volunteers to sing in the synagogue choir for Kol Nidre? This year, I joined and found out.
My childhood bullying, and an attempt to atone for it
Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.
Isolation didn’t help Jonah find redemption inside the whale. It isn’t helping thousands of American prisoners today, either.
Forget bagels and cream cheese. Break the Yom Kippur fast in a new way with recipes from a Top Chef master.
How to enjoy the traditional meals you love on the High Holidays without sacrificing good nutrition—or splitting your pants
When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken
Advice from rabbis and a nutritionist on what to eat when you won’t be eating
When Yom Kippur was a time to eat, drink, and be merry