The Jewish population is becoming more and more diverse, with Black and Brown people who are born in the faith or converts becoming more visible.
Rabbi Joseph Berman’s sermon for the Jewish High Holidays, which begin Sunday at sunset, highlights a core ethos of this new synagogue in Northwest Washington — Jews aren’t just white people from Europe.
On the menu: salmon teriyaki and miso maple trout.
One of the greatest glories of Jewish cuisine is its diversity - a celebration of the Diaspora that touches upon the antiquity of our people, as the New Year turns.
Convert reflects on her eventful first year as a Jew and shares a family recipe.
A sweet tribute to Persian Rosh Hashanah traditions.
This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.
After centuries of Jewish life in Barbados, the historic synagogue is beautifully restored—but the community itself faces an uncertain future
A culinary scholar discovers a medieval recipe for an ancient—and still delicious—Jewish pastry.
This Tunisian fish dish is perfect for Rosh Hashanah, or any dinner party
After 24-plus hours of prayer and contemplation, without food or drink or even a good tooth scrubbing, a meal crafted with a tender stomach and sodium recovery in mind becomes a blessing for all.
Yes, these five families are Jewish, too.
Over the generations, our family tradition had been to go to the beach on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Now that we live in disparate parts of Los Angeles, have differing synagogue schedules and levels of observance, our extended families (about 40 of us) come from throughout the greater Los Angeles area and meet at Venice Beach on the Sunday morning between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, bringing our beach chairs and something to share at our informal brunch that follows.
I am an Internet rabbi. Every night, people from over 20 countries come into my virtual living room to recite the traditional Sephardic selichot, the prayers in preparation for the High Holy Day season, together as a tzibbur, a community.
“Ima, I’m eating breakfast. It tastes like home. I want to live here forever.”
When American Jews usher in Rosh Hashanah next week, most will dip an apple in honey for a sweet new year. Some will eat a date, and others will display a bowl of pomegranates on the table