November 16, 2018

Religion

I didn't grow up with tzimmes, so the idea of stewed, mushy vegetables with dried fruit has never much appealed to me.
For centuries, the blast of the shofar has jolted generations of Jews into the proper frame of mind for the introspection needed to pursue teshuvah.
I am the recipient of a quintessentially Jewish kind of miracle: someone cradled something precious and then lobbed it across the generations to me.
Per White House tradition, President Donald Trump released a greeting Monday ahead of the Jewish High Holidays which start Wednesday night.
When Hurricane Harvey hit, she helped evacuate 150 people from her neighborhood by airboat and shelter nearly 100 people in a local church.
The High Holy Days present one more thing for new parents to figure out: how to atone for your sins while taking care of your baby.    
When we welcomed our first child home from Cedars-Sinai four years ago, my wife and I looked at each other and asked, “Now what?”
Wanda Peretz’s Beverlywood home is also her art studio where she stitches together the fabrics while strengthening the seam of her Jewish connection.
One of the stories traditionally told on Yom Kippur is of Jonah and the whale. While the story holds deep spiritual meaning, it also stirs the imagination.
Rosh Hashanah is a time when we are reminded that our actions are observed, that God watches. Everyone gives account, every deed is known. 
Despite not knowing what atoning was, I’d do my best to not eat. I spent a lot of the day thinking about cake. Specifically, streusel topping.
In traditional circles, Rosh Hashanah meals are laden with delicious foods that carry symbolic meanings, designed to bode well for the upcoming year.
Look closer. See those little bumps on its surface? It’s a cow tongue, the culinary centerpiece of the Persian Rosh Hashanah meal.
It’s affixed upon the doorpost. It’s wooden, thin and rectangular, but with rounded corners. That’s right: It’s a Christian mezuzah.
Rabbi Mendel Simons is seeking to engage young people over the High Holy Days in ways that go beyond typical services.
Last year, in a fit of desperation and loneliness, I booked tickets for a five-day trip to Israel for Rosh Hashanah. I didn't tell my friends I was coming.
If you come all the way to his Kol Shofar factory here, Keinan is going to make sure you walk away with the horn that’s right for you.
There are apologies, there are non-apologies and there are apologies that never were. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are approaching.
While there was poignancy and intellectualism at a recent Friday Shabbat Take Me Higher service at Open Temple in Venice ...
When Hamas was firing rockets at Israel in 2014, Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback felt compelled to visit the Jewish homeland.
The changes are reflected in a comparison of a Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) study, “America’s Changing Religious Identity,” released Sept. 6.
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