How can you forgive someone who hasn’t apologized?
Many synagogues will be ringing in 5781 with online programming for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
As my religious practice has shifted, I’ve finally come to understand what Yom Kippur means to me
‘Sin•a•gogue,’ a new book about sin and failure in Judaism, is precisely the guide we need in these troubled times
Published in 1860, Cora Wilburn’s groundbreaking book ‘Cosella Wayne’ was recently rediscovered by historian Jonathan D. Sarna, and is coming back into print
How interfaith couples navigate the Jewish holidays
Teaching I.L. Peretz’s story ‘Miracles on the Sea’ to children who are sentenced to die
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis ask if it is possible to do service to the true God in the wrong location
For my mother, a Holocaust survivor, Yom Kippur was wrapped up in remorse, mourning, and suffering. I’ve spent a lifetime rethinking what atonement means to me.
The moral and legal case against kapparot
The story behind the old Yiddish saying ‘like a chicken in children of man’
Breaking the tradition of fasting
Every year I perform kapores with money, just as he did in his later years. But once, just once, I tried it with a live chicken.
It’s the time of year when Jews traditionally apologize … but what if you’re the wronged party?
A mountain-biking trip brings unexpected lessons before Yom Kippur on not dwelling in fear and, instead, focusing on what we have the power to rectify.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the ancient rabbis take personal ownership of their Torah interpretations, as they map the spaces that separate the holy from the mundane
The Landau brothers sat in synagogue and atoned while what they believed to be an unremarkable painting belonging to their grandparents was auctioned for over $1 million
An amputated leg, a bitten-off penis, a 600-pound wrestler, and the great tonsil riot, among other examples of humanity’s glorious ineptitude, in ‘Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press’
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