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Yom Kippur

Vows and human frailty.

Wendy Amsellem
Sept. 28 2017 12:01AM

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

Howard Slugh
Oct. 27 2016 12:01AM

A lesson from the book of Jonah.

Dovid Bashevkin
Oct. 11 2016 12:01AM

The Talmud’s discussion suggests a deeper meaning.

Oct. 10 2016 12:01AM

The happy minor holiday of Tu b’Av symbolizes the reunification of God and Israel, and offers a foretaste of the great dance of redemption.

Aug. 18 2016 12:01AM

A restoration of tradition.

Clifford E. Librach
Dec. 30 2015 12:01AM

“Sin and divine judgment, repentance and divine forgiveness.”

Nahum Sarna
Sept. 22 2015 12:01AM

In parts of the city, stone throwing has become a daily event.

Kobi Michael and Oded Eran
Sept. 21 2015 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

It wants to stop ultra-Orthodox Jews from slaughtering chickens.

Wesley Smith
July 17 2015 12:01AM

The Nobel-Prize winning Israeli novelist S. Y. Agnon was one of the pioneers of twentieth-century Hebrew literature. He is known for the sophisticated, allusive, sometimes. . .

S. Y. Agnon
Oct. 7 2014 12:01AM