An unidentified text about the Yom Kippur service.
Losing the ability to compromise.
A Jewish philosopher stops by to talk about how Jews—and one major non-Jew—have thought about repentance.
In the midst of World War II, a group of exiled yeshiva students posed an urgent question.
In the wake of the Yom Kippur War, the words yom kippur shel, “the Yom Kippur of,” have referred in Israeli speech to any debacle that might have been prevented by better judgment.
In both Hebrew and English.
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.