U.S. Grant, Chester Arthur, and Yom Kippur.
Finding God in the minutiae.
The Jewish soldiers who laid siege to Metz in 1870.
If we’re going to shame people, we should also find a way to forgive them.
Apart from Kol Nidrei, no High Holy Day prayer is better known than Un’taneh Tokef. But there’s a puzzle at its heart.
This week, we dig through the archives to bring you excerpts from our best conversations on faith, mortality, tradition, obligation, and sin.
The rabbis saw no contradiction, only completion.
For Yemimah Mizrachi, it’s the simple folk who matter.
Jonah is the anti-Moses: a prophet who wants to persuade the Lord that some people are that bad and should be made to pay for their sins.
For the sins of attacking the electoral system, of not defending Israeli society, . . .
S.Y. Agnon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, and “The Sign.”
The antithesis of both ancient pagan fatalism and the modern cult of victimhood.
The art of the Leipzig maḥzor.