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Must-Know Yom Kippur Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for the Jewish Day of Atonement.

Must-Know Rosh Hashanah Words and Phrases

Your glossary for the Jewish New Year.

What Is a Shofar?

Blowing the ram's horn on the High Holidays.

Tisha B’Av 2020

In 2020, Tisha B'Av begins at sunset on Wednesday, July 29.

Tisha B’Av 101

Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar.

Mayim Bialik Explains Yom Kippur

Confused about Yom Kippur? Mayim Bialik breaks it down.

Mayim Bialik Explains Rosh Hashanah

Confused about the Jewish New Year? Mayim breaks it down.

What is Elul?

The month prior to the Jewish new year is a time of introspection and personal stock-taking.

What Happens at a Yom Kippur Break Fast?

Transitioning out of the Day of Atonement — and back to food.

The Benefits of Fasting on Yom Kippur

Don't believe in God? Reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you might want to fast anyway.

The Art of Teshuvah

The Jewish practice of repentance involves not merely turning away from sin, but turning toward the dark parts of ourselves.