Unless they feel personally welcome, non-traditional Jews won’t care to own anything at all of the tradition.
From a naïve confidence to an enduring hopefulness.
At least one of them might stem from the days when Jews ululated.
What happens when, once a year, the urge to accommodate every consumer fashion meets massive Jewish cultural illiteracy?
The month of Elul.
“A gut kvitl!” East European Jews once said to each other in the days just before and during the holiday of Sukkot, and many still do. What does it mean?
Not High Holy Day services.
Jews and Muslims, tolerance and intolerance.
“Here am I, poor in deeds,” it begins. Where did it come from and, more importantly, what does it say to us?
Instead, they should focus on offering what can’t be found elsewhere.
About the trend toward competitive advertising for High Holiday services.
Why should we confess, particularly on Yom Kippur? Why in public? And why so many times?
Rosh Hashanah as described in the Torah looks very different from the Rosh Hashanah we know today. What happened, and what exactly are we celebrating?
With the recitation of the prayer for rain on Sh’mini Atzeret, the High Holiday season closes in a reminder of human frailty and divine beneficence.