Celebrate

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.

The Book of Lamentations

This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day

Shofar History and Tradition

The shofar is mentioned in the Torah. An instruction manual, straight from the sources.

Unetaneh Tokef: Do We Control our Fate?

The prayer that asks us to consider our mortality is an urgent call to examine our lives.

V’chol Ma’amimim: Speaking Order into Chaos

From the depths of uncertainty, this High Holiday prayer invites us to call out the steadfast faith we wish we felt.

By the Rivers of Babylon We Remember Zion

This famous psalm is read on the eve of Tisha B'Av and sets the tone for an emotionally challenging holiday.

The Prohibition Against Studying Torah on Tisha B’Av

Why would learning sacred Jewish texts be forbidden on this day of fasting and mourning?

What to Wear on Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, there are many customs surrounding clothing.

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Avodah Service

Recounting Yom Kippur traditions from the Temple period.