The festive holiday now overshadows Shemini Atzeret, which has biblical roots
Women fought for a ceremony to mark a Jewish girl’s passage into womanhood. Now the ritual’s meaning is often lost amid flashy parties and clothes.
Alone among the Bible’s heroes, the prophet Devorah, my namesake and the hero of this week’s haftorah, didn’t need a man to make her complete. But what can a modern single woman learn from her?
Defending Wiesenthal, not healing the world, and more
A haftorah of consolations and expectations
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
A haftorah of counting down and living it up
Etgar Keret airborne, singing Yiddish, and more
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torah
Breaking Passover in style, the ‘linkage’ problem, and more
The Seder sausage-making, and more
A haftorah of rigidity and ritual
Questions, answers, entrances, and exoduses—our complete Passover coverage
A haftorah of remorse and return
A haftorah of blame and blessings
Keret puts the phone down, independent minyanim, and more
A haftorah of women and war
Dancers with Russian names, Denise Steen, and more
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