In a public high school near Atlanta, the Jewish Culture Club is thriving—and not just because the meetings include pizza
Bridging the gap between biblical terseness and the needs of a functioning Jewish legal system
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
Putting the Koufax Rule to the test
From poetry to art history, this short and free booklet has everything you need to put you in the mood for repentance
Want to practice real teshuvah? Think about what you would include in your definitive Jewish encyclopedia
Why we’re rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays this baseball postseason—and you should too
Revisiting Primo Levi’s final novel, the surprisingly contemporary ‘If Not Now, When?’
Caroline Fourest’s ‘Sisters in Arms’ arrives just in time for the Ottoman Anschluss against Syrian Kurdistan
Jewish baseball stars for the Astros, Braves, and Dodgers all decide to play on Yom Kippur. They all lose.
Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields was a warning to Israel in an escalating regional war
This High Holiday season, remembering how we all got here
‘Sin•a•gogue,’ a new book about sin and failure in Judaism, is precisely the guide we need in these troubled times
An argument for peace, security, and justice
Fifty years after his death, a growing new appreciation for the president’s special empathy for the Jewish people
A medieval Spanish passion play brings an ancient stereotype into the networked 21st century. Should the social media giant ban it from its platform?
How should we handle Holocaust victims who also suffered sexual violence—at the hands of other Holocaust victims?
WPA artist Victor Arnautoff’s murals get the woke treatment in San Francisco
An unrealized surrealist film project known as ‘Giraffes on Horseback Salad’ is rendered in comix, the latest of a century of Talmudic riffs on the disruptive vaudevillian outsiders
Remembering the Hungarian writer and dissident György Konrád, who died last month at age 86
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study debates the right way to use consecrated Temple leftovers without crossing holy lines
Rokhl’s Golden City: How a strange fruit inspired Yiddish writers
Without knowing the language, there was no way to fully participate in my community—not in the way I wanted to
Ep. 199: Live from San Francisco with Bari Weiss, author of ‘How to Fight Anti-Semitism,’ and Andrew Marantz, who covers online extremism for ‘The New Yorker’
Repentance, prayer, and charity, we are told, are our saving graces when Yom Kippur comes around. And, of course, confession is a big part of that trifecta. But do we still get the coveted brownie points if that confession took 30 years?
As my religious practice has shifted, I’ve finally come to understand what Yom Kippur means to me