How could I honor my father’s memory without denying how I felt about him? A ‘Yizkor’ prayer helped me find a way.
Rokhl’s Golden City: The Jazz Singer, and a legendary klezmer drummer bubbe
Lincoln Square Synagogue makes sure no Jew is forgotten
A story of life in the Warsaw Ghetto, on Yom HaShoah
When my dachshund Ginger died, I went to services to mourn—and it gave me a new appreciation for Judaism
On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books
My father would chant Torah on Rosh Hashanah’s second day—the binding of Isaac. The holiday reminds me of him and his beloved Mahler symphonies.