Jewish holidays

A traditional prayer for rain, recited on this week’s holiday of Shmini Atzeret, invokes a mysterious angel named Af-Bri. It seems this angel is the. . .

Oct. 14 2014 12:01AM

The custom of swinging a chicken over one’s head on the eve of Yom Kippur, slaughtering it, and giving it to a poor family was. . .

Oct. 3 2014 12:01AM

How a central prayer of the New Year liturgy reveals the day’s true spirit of awe and fear.

Sept. 22 2014 7:20PM

The cornerstone of modern society is the individual. Judaism’s prayers and rituals, especially at this time of year, are designed to fulfill the individual’s abiding. . .

Tomer Persico
Sept. 19 2014 12:01AM