Yom Kippur

This week, we dig through the archives to bring you excerpts from our best conversations on faith, mortality, tradition, obligation, and sin.

Sept. 25 2020 12:02AM

The rabbis saw no contradiction, only completion.

Milton Himmelfarb
Sept. 25 2020 12:01AM

For Yemimah Mizrachi, it’s the simple folk who matter.

Sept. 25 2020 12:01AM

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.

Oct. 8 2019 12:01AM

For the sins of attacking the electoral system, of not defending Israeli society, . . .

Ruthie Blum
Oct. 7 2019 12:01AM

S.Y. Agnon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, and “The Sign.”

Stuart Schoffman
Oct. 4 2019 12:01AM

The antithesis of both ancient pagan fatalism and the modern cult of victimhood.

Sept. 18 2018 12:01AM

The art of the Leipzig maḥzor.

Sept. 18 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

Vows and human frailty.

Wendy Amsellem
Sept. 28 2017 12:01AM

Animal-rights activists vs. kapparot—and religious freedom.

Oct. 27 2016 12:01AM