Understanding our societal addiction to forgiveness stories
Rokhl’s Golden City: Why Yiddish black metal is the perfect music for Yom Kippur
How can you forgive someone who hasn’t apologized?
Synagogues around the country held virtual High Holiday services for the first time this year. How did it go?
On Yom Kippur, trying to learn life lessons from the Supreme Court justice
The rise of the kosher chicken business in America
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
How interfaith couples navigate the Jewish holidays
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?
You can’t get ready for repentance, which is why the holiday shuns elaborate rituals and favors awkward improvisations
The High Holidays are a time for apologizing. But when it comes to getting forgiveness in return, that’s up to the people you’ve wronged.
Because sometimes ‘Shanah Tova’ just isn’t enough
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
What to wear on Yom Kippur, when leather is banned