The Jewish New Year calls us to assess our lives, acknowledge damage done, and begin to rebuild.
All you need to know about the upcoming Jewish holidays so you can holler “L’shanah tovah!” without looking like a shmendrick.
A rabbi shows how in the Bible, the moral responsibility of debt falls on the creditor, not the borrower.
Sept. 4, 2013Communal Tallits are laid in the lobby for visitors to the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. The … Continued
(Matt York/AP) For many of us in the Jewish community, the long-awaited breaking of the Yom Kippur fast signals the … Continued
A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns at the grave of his father, who was killed by what activists said was … Continued
Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued
I commemorate this time of year partly due to my Jewish tradition, but also because I want to help change that tradition into a more godless one.
QUOTE OF THE DAY | President Barack Obama on making the choice to embrace empathy and compassion in his Rosh … Continued
The shofar, a ram’s horn, is blown as part of the Rosh Hashanah ritual. (AP) Each year as the Jewish … Continued
Imagine taking two days a year and devoting them to the celebration of inter-connectedness and inter-dependence.
Oded Balilty AP An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that … Continued
REUTERS Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City Sept. 16, 2012, ahead … Continued
As a child, one of my favorite pleasures each week was going to synagogue with my parents. At the end … Continued
Here’s a look at what you should know about the Jewish New Year.
AP Todd Akin speaks in Jefferson City, Mo., on Aug. 10. Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has vowed to stay in … Continued
Every year it’s the same story: Another person, group, or institution attacks the observance of religious holidays in the name … Continued
One of four new years, Rosh Hashanah is the biggie — when we ask for forgiveness and start the next year with a clean slate.
Congress closes. Some schools close. Jewish friends are nicer than usual. What’s going on here?
Morry Gash AP Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rod Barajas scores from second on a hit by Jamey Carroll during the seventh … Continued