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The Jewish New Year at Home

The central home ritual of Rosh Hashanah consists of a special festive meal.

Yom Kippur In the Community

What to expect in synagogue on the Day of Atonement.

Where to Stream Simchat Torah Services and Celebrations

Join synagogues from across the country and denominational spectrum for Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret services and celebrations.

Understanding Viddui

Reciting this prayer of confession is among the core requirements of Yom Kippur.

Lighting Shabbat Candles

Everything you need to know about kindling the Sabbath lights.

When Prayer Fails Us

Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, is testament to the failure of prayer to avert national catastrophe.

The Book of Eicha: Faith in a Whirlwind

At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.

Kol Nidrei: The Power of Words

Why does the holiest day of the Jewish year begin with a dry legal formula renouncing vows?

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Yom Kippur

Impress your friends and family with these little-known facts about the Day of Atonement.

Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night

Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

Rosh Hashanah Customs

How to celebrate the Jewish New Year at home.

Modern Jewish Holidays 101

There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.