How miniature versions of the Five Books of Moses became a fixture of children’s Simchat Torah celebrations
The Ark Builders, a group of volunteer woodworkers, have transformed the way their congregation worships
This humble pastry is the perfect dish for Simchat Torah. And it’ll cure your hangover, too.
Rokhl’s Golden City: New Yiddish Rep’s version of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, and a trombonist extraordinaire at KlezKanada
In Israel, the specter of the Tishrei Holidays—from taking care of my kids to planning an errand to, well, anywhere—looms large
As a pre-teen in braces, I’d watch older boys dance in celebration. Today, I try to share the joy of the Torah with my own kids.
We tend to overlook the gentiles who keep synagogues running. As we begin the Torah anew, let’s acknowledge our debt to them.
When the holiday turned my synagogue into a chaotic nightclub, I finally felt like part of the Jewish community
Cancer, and a year of chemotherapy, gave me a new perspective on Jewish holidays—starting with Tisha B’Av
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
Everything you ever wanted to know about the holidays