Much of today's traditions originated with Babylonian worship, and you have to read this to believe how a calf's head morphed into gefilte fish.
Haaretz's food specialist Vered Guttman curates four menus for you to wow your Jewish New Year guests.
This desert is too delicious to only eat on Jewish New Year
Three stories of unconventional – if not necessarily un-Orthodox – love in honor of Tu B’Av
Once a year the national-religious right suddenly weeps about ‘baseless hatred’; the rest of the year they’re sowing hatred against Arabs, the left, human rights groups, the media, the High Court of Justice, and recently even the heads of the security services
Once upon a time this day marked the end of a terrible plague. Then revisionism got involved.
Education Ministry changes vacation from May 14 to 15 to ensure bonfires aren't lit on Shabbat
The guilty seder pleasure of many Jews is popular with West Indians and African-Americans, too
The Israeli greeting 'Haaaappy Holiday!' is like the title 'Comrade' in the Soviet lexicon and anyone who says it is a party member