As the summer passes its midway point, rabbis begin to think seriously about the coming Days of Awe.
If posting an apology online serves as a starting point for follow-up conversations, I say go for it. How could that ever be a bad thing?
The High Holidays remind us of our natural state of human imperfection. Let's remember, though, we are striving to be better, not perfect, in this New Year,
Rabbi Stephen Karol's new book is based on his many years of helping congregants in mourning, which shaped and sharpened his perceptions of death and Jewish mourning tradition.
I vowed that if Israel survived, I would never again abandon my people, never again be indifferent to Israel’s fate.
From those who always fast to those who have considered not doing so – or who have taken a year or two off for health reasons – here are a few personal perspectives about fasting on the holiest day of the Jewish year.