And why Rosh Hashanah is a better new year’s celebration
“We grew up with the Old Testament, the Tanakh, and I do the apple and honey … I go to temple in L.A.”
It’s the time of year when Jews traditionally apologize … but what if you’re the wronged party?
Mom and daughter, both vegetarians, try to cook a brisket for the holidays—hilarity and spiritual connections ensue
Like a wormhole through space-time, Judaism provides a way to change the past
How an economics professor and an 18th-century rabbi helped me make better choices
This Tunisian fish dish is perfect for Rosh Hashanah, or any dinner party
Summer camp, Sarah McLachlan, and the sound of the shofar
What I learned leading High Holiday services at Rikers Island
A little-known parable from 1930 gives us a new way of hearing the shofar
Rokhl’s Golden City: The Jazz Singer, and a legendary klezmer drummer bubbe
After I left the Orthodox world—and my marriage—I found a new place to observe the Jewish New Year: on a different kind of path
Long a dull staple of Rosh Hashanah tables, honey cake is having a renaissance, with a wide range of new variations
The month is a call to compassion for all creatures
My Aunt Eva’s recipe came with my family from Eastern Europe more than a century ago. Today, I bake them in memory of my mother.
Best wishes from Shaq, Kobe, Dwayne Wade and… Paris Hilton? Yep.
It’s not easy for a parent to let a child go. A lesson I learned at Yom Kippur services made it just a bit easier.
In the Bay Area, Karaite Jews struggle to build a future in America
Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s annual honey festival shines a light on the variety of sweet products being produced—as well as the challenges facing the country’s beekeepers
Over apples and honey? This Rosh Hashanah, cook with carrots to symbolize your hopes for the coming year.
It’s like Rosh Hashanah for football fans. Or is it like Passover? Whatever it is, it’s something familiar for Jews.
How a Christmas tree came between my neighbor and me
In Israel, the specter of the Tishrei Holidays—from taking care of my kids to planning an errand to, well, anywhere—looms large
Smuggled to Brazil from Germany in 1939, the scroll was donated to Kehilat Shanghai and used during Rosh Hashanah services in the former Ohel Moishe synagogue