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.
Jewish New Year
As far as the politicians are concerned, there really isn’t a place for anyone secular, free or — God forbid — atheist.
The rabbis had to reinvent Judaic practices after the Romans destroyed the Second Temple, and it seems they invented the Jewish New Year out of thin air.
A failed sermon is like a placid lake - pleasant, but static. A successful sermon is a ripple in still water, combining Jewish textual tradition with real-world issues.
Facebook video calls for more recruits to the cause of militants armed with shofars, protesting prison sentences and the management of federal land.
Number of immigrants to Israel grew 35% in 5775.
For atheists and believers alike, the High Holy Days are a time to engage honestly with life.
Sometimes, disaster is only averted by arbitrariness. On Rosh Hashanah, the story of Akeida lends insight into how we can cope with this realization.
From the emigration to America to Israeli satire, the faded tradition of Rosh Hashanah cards is more exciting than you think. Examples are on display at the Israel Museum.
While truth-tellers are often rejected in their lifetimes, only to be acknowledged posthumously, it seems that, this summer, Americans and Arab states alike have begun facing some of the ugliness we've been shunning.