High Holidays

The New Ushpizot: Planting a Vineyard

An ancient Sukkot tradition is expanded thanks to the creativity and determination of a new generation of women.

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How to Have A Cool Family Sukkot

FROM THE ARCHIVES: It doesn’t take much to make the most out of one of the most joyous holidays on our calendar, explains MERYL GREENWALD GORDON

by Meryl Greenwald Gordon | Comments Off on How to Have A Cool Family Sukkot
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Crime and Punishment

Writing from prison, a Jewish inmate talks about accepting responsibility and seeking forgiveness

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The Koufax Midrash

A sports fanatic, who happens to be a rabbi, wants to know where Sandy Koufax was when he wasn’t playing in the World Series.

by Rabbi Jeremy Fine | Comments Off on The Koufax Midrash
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Judgment Day

What one rabbi learned about the High Holidays by spending time in criminal court.

by Rabbi Deborah Wechsler | Comments Off on Judgment Day

Seeking Spirituality in Judaism

As we anticipate the High Holidays, we should look within our traditions to revitalize our collective spirituality.

by Rabbi Judah Kogen | Comments Off on Seeking Spirituality in Judaism
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The Gift of Sigd

The Jews of Ethiopia would like all Jews to observe the Sigd, a celebration of Jewish unity, reflection and prayer.

by Shai Afsai | Comments Off on The Gift of Sigd
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What Happens in the Sukkah Stays in the Sukkah!

MICHAEL BRASSLOFF illustrates some of the ways men’s clubs take advantage of the season to celebrate

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Temporary Shelter: One Sukkah’s Stories of Homelessness

Artist HEATHER G. STOLTZ has created a temporary art installation that will inspire you to consider the homeless in your city

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The High Holiday State of Mind

According to RABBI GERALD C. SKOLNIK, the fall holiday cycle reflects the ebb and flow of life

by Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik | Comments Off on The High Holiday State of Mind
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