Rosh Hashanah

God prays that His own mercy will triumph.

Akiva Mattenson
Sept. 4 2018 12:01AM

What happens when, once a year, the urge to accommodate every consumer fashion meets massive Jewish cultural illiteracy?

Sept. 4 2018 12:01AM

Scholars have deciphered three ancient psalms.

Karel van der Toorn
May 3 2018 12:01AM

Reading the Torah and blowing the shofar.

Diarna Project
Sept. 20 2017 12:01AM

The products of the Yiddish greeting-card industry are a reminder of how wonderfully varied was the world of Yiddish-speaking Jewry.

Sept. 19 2017 12:01AM

The method, developed by the Babylonians and kept alive by medieval Jews, is known in Hebrew as the “secret of impregnation.”

Sept. 28 2016 12:01AM

There are three Hebrew expressions for the days from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur. Two are well-known. The third? No one’s quite sure what it means.

Sept. 16 2015 12:01AM

“Here am I, poor in deeds,” it begins. Where did it come from and, more importantly, what does it say to us?

Sept. 11 2015 12:01AM

How honey became part of Jewish culture.

Tami Ganeles-Weiser
Sept. 8 2015 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

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?

Nathan Laufer
Sept. 16 2014 5:37PM