Kanye West, COVID-19, and politics were discussed at this year's holiday tables. Everyone agreed that Jew-hatred is becoming more pervasive in the US.
The historian Cecil Roth had a theory that Simhat Torah was modeled on a wedding, and that the festival's customs are derived from Jewish marriage.
This year, Holocaust survivors Lena Panchako and Svetlana Mogilovkin celebrated Rosh Hashanah for the first time in Israel.
May we open our sukkot, our homes, and our hearts to those on the outside – whomever they may be.
When we sit out in our sukkot this year, may we dedicate ourselves to building this sukkah, and widening it to encompass us all.
You ask the questions, the three latte ladies provide the answers!
It’s up to you to choose which activities your family will enjoy. Whatever you do, you’ll be sure to have fun in Jerusalem this Sukkot!
While the Jewish migration to Lviv is symbolic of how the war has displaced so many Ukrainians, High Holiday services there have proven to be outliers.
As Yom Kippur approaches, we Israelis should stop, reflect and atone for our sins.
Having slogged through COVID, we’re aware of how cruel a belief in God as “master of the cosmic ledger book” can be. How is it possible to find meaning and solace in the High Holy Day prayers?