Episode 150: A viral video villain repents; a recovered addict’s long road to brotherly redemption; and a look at the year’s best and worst public apologies in time for Yom Kippur
It’s the time of year when Jews traditionally apologize … but what if you’re the wronged party?
Because sometimes ‘Shanah Tova’ just isn’t enough
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
The value of Jewish laws regulating sex is evident in the honeybees that produce the honey we use to sweeten our new year
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
Singing is a potent therapeutic tool—that’s why I started leading a weekly sing-along for cancer patients
Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
Prayer shouldn’t be a spectator sport. So why do so many shuls insist that congregants sit in silence?
From an iPhone shofar to smart Siddurs, the software company founded by twins Barry and Ronnie Schwartz dominates the Jewish app market
Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting
A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually
Each year before Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Rodger Kamenetz joined them and brought along a friend: Franz Kafka.
Joining the Breslovers—and my cousin—for Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine
A Manhattan bartender devises some Rosh Hashanah cocktails