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A Time to Remember
During four holy days each year, many Jews recite the Yizkor prayer for the deceased. Yom Kippur marks the first holiday during the Jewish year where we honor the deceased with this prayer. Many believe that by reciting Yizkor on Yom Kippur, it helps achieve atonement for those who have passed. This prayer, and its meaning, is known to bring many to temple, providing mourners deep meaning and intention during the high holy days. Read here for some of Tablet’s stories about the memorial prayer.
THE TAB VOLUME 2
The Tab is our curated weekly digest that collects recent articles, recipes, an insert from The Scroll, and more.
Religious Literacy in America
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Tablet talks about Judaism a lot, but sometimes we like to change the subject. Maggie Phillips covers religious communities across the U.S.—from Christians to Muslims, Hindus to Baha’i, Jehovah’s Witnesses to pagans—to find out what they’re talking about.
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Roundtables on the state of the American Jewish community, bringing together people from a shared demographic or background—everyday people with personal opinions, not experts who earn their salaries discussing these issues.
Hosting women about to have an abortion is the most direct, intimate mitzvah I’ve ever had the privilege to perform.
BY LYNN HARRIS
When my fertility treatments worked too well, I faced an unexpected moral quandary.
BY REBECCA WOLF
As the abortion debate heats up, Christian groups in New York—on both sides—stake out positions beyond angry rhetoric and stereotypes
BY MAGGIE PHILLIPS
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An ‘Unorthodox’ Celebration of Conversion
It’s August, and everyone is on vacation
August is here. Before we know it, school will be back in session, and we’ll be cooking for the Jewish holidays. Read up on Tablet’s stories about summer before you head out on your own.