high holidays

Reflections on antisemitism during the holidays: Here's what happened - opinion

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 Torah and the Jewish people have an age-old love affair - opinion

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.

Holocaust survivors from Ukraine celebrate High Holy Days in Israel for the first time

This year, Holocaust survivors Lena Panchako and Svetlana Mogilovkin celebrated Rosh Hashanah for the first time in Israel.

Decorating a Sukkah

All means all: A Sukkot lesson on inclusion in Jewish tradition

May we open our sukkot, our homes, and our hearts to those on the outside – whomever they may be.

By Simcha Scholar

Is the sukkah as temporary as it seems?

When we sit out in our sukkot this year, may we dedicate ourselves to building this sukkah, and widening it to encompass us all.

By Ma'ayan Turner

Three Ladies, Three Lattes: Who to live and who to die

You ask the questions, the three latte ladies provide the answers!


Sukkot: Fabulous family activities happening this holiday

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! 

By JOANNA SHEBSON , Ronit Ansbacher

High Holidays capture how war has ravaged Ukraine's Jewish community

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.

By David Saveliev , Nicholas Bennett/JTA

Yom Kippur is a time for atonement for Israel - editorial

As Yom Kippur approaches, we Israelis should stop, reflect and atone for our sins.

Yom Kippur: How to pray with meaning when prayer seems meaningless

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?

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