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.
When the Jewish community learned that the March for Racial Justice was scheduled for Yom Kippur (September 30), outraged responses filled social media Read more: http://forward.com/opinion/383226/no-its-not-anti-semitic-to-schedule-your-march-for-yom-kippur/
For this Laotian Jew, a rice recipe from his Buddhist childhood sustains him through Yom Kippur.
How a former Catholic became a believer and leader of collective Jewish prayers of repentance.
You came to me, now grown the morning after the election, and cried. This wasn’t supposed to happen, you said. I didn’t know what to say in return.
The Lemba Jews of Zimbabwe are having a hopeful New Year
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: With Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar
Deborah Heiligman's lively first-person text introduces readers to the sounding of the shofar, the holidays' greeting cards, prayers, and special foods.
As we approach the Days of Awe, this year as in previous years, I think about lessons learned from the people I encounter in my line of work, killers and victims alike.
Clapping, counting and musical rhymes and fingerplays introduce Shabbat and the Jewish holidays to preschoolers in a participatory way. Four dozen rhymes include old favorites and many original poems. With easy-to-learn words and bright, adorable pictures. An ideal gift for any occasion.
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.
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.