Jewish ritual

The rabbis saw no contradiction, only completion.

Milton Himmelfarb
Sept. 25 2020 12:01AM

It sees rituals as more than symbolic.

Peter Leithart
April 28 2016 12:01AM

Law and ritual must rein in passion.

April 1 2016 12:01AM

It takes hard work to get to the divine.

Feb. 19 2016 12:01AM

“I put them on, even though I don’t fully understand why.”

Dec. 31 2015 12:01AM

Why should we confess, particularly on Yom Kippur? Why in public? And why so many times?

Oct. 2 2014 6:00PM

If the decline of non-Orthodox Judaism is to be reversed, knowledge, ritual, and observance must become as central as social justice to Conservative and Reform Jews.

Oct. 4 2013 12:00AM

Are the seven hoshanot—ritual circuits of the synagogue—practiced today, on Hoshana Rabbah, an echo of the biblical conquest of Jericho?

Zev Farber
Sept. 25 2013 12:00AM

The discovery of a 19th-century mikveh (ritual bath) in rural Connecticut suggests that earlier generations of American Jews were much more religious than historians—or their. . .

Tom Green
June 12 2013 12:00AM