What happens when Yom Kippur stops being formulaic and starts getting real?
For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation
The High Holidays are a time for apologizing. But when it comes to getting forgiveness in return, that’s up to the people you’ve wronged.
I’m sorry for the things I did all those years ago
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
Who volunteers to sing in the synagogue choir for Kol Nidre? This year, I joined and found out.
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
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
Stuck in a parking lot, I finally found forgiveness—and forgiveness found me
I thought I’d left Judaism behind during my spiritual retreat in India. Think again.
My childhood bullying, and an attempt to atone for it
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