Yom Kippur

7 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Yom Kippur Fast

Yom Kippur not only requires emotional preparation, but physical as well.

Yom Kippur 2017

Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Friday, September 29 and ends at sundown on Saturday, September 30.

Sukkot 2017

The Festival of Booths begins at sunset on October 4, 2017.

This Week's Torah Portion

Bereshit

In this Torah portion, God creates the world. After Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit, they are banished from the Garden of Eden. Later Cain kills Abel. God then considers destroying all of Creation.

FULL SUMMARY
HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Bereshit

Genesis 1:1 - 6:8

Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10

To Mix or Not to Mix

Lessons on Genesis — from the Emmys and beyond.

Videos @ MJL

Embracing A Jewish Henna Wedding Tradition

This custom is a treasured part of Moroccan Jewish and other Mizrahi marriage celebrations.

Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

The corner fringes on this ritual garment remind the wearer of all the commandments in the Torah.

Recipes

Yom Kippur Break-Fast Menu

Here are some of our favorite picks for easy and satisfying post-fast dishes that are sure to leave you in a contented, post-Yom Kippur food coma.

A Laotian Recipe To Fortify Us for the Yom Kippur Fast

For this Laotian Jew, a rice recipe from his Buddhist childhood sustains him through Yom Kippur.

How Jewish “Appetizing” Got Its Name (And Why We Break Fast With It)

The term grew out of Jewish New York, but it's a tradition that started in Eastern Europe.

Quizzes

Jewish Fall Holidays Quiz

How much do you know about the autumn holiday season?

Sukkot Quiz

How much do you know about this fall holiday?

Yom Kippur Quiz

How much do you know about the Day of Atonement?

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Where to Stream High Holiday Services

How to watch Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer services online.

Sukkot 101

Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration.

How to Find Jewish Resources Near You

Directories for locating synagogues and other Jewish institutions in your area.