Rosh Hashanah

Why the first of Nisan, which falls on this coming Saturday, would seem to be the most important date of all.

April 3 2019 12:01AM

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