High Holidays 5771
Collected Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur coverage
Ritual and Observance:
Rosh Hashanah: A Guide for the Perplexed: Everything you ever wanted to know about the holiday, by the Editors
Holiday in the Hinterland: Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice, by Eve Fairbanks
On One Foot: A new Nextbook Press biography of Hillel makes clear that the rabbi’s words and thoughts—though millennia old—resonate today, by Joseph Telushkin
United State: A recent contretemps in Israel served to underscore the surprising and recent cohesion among the branches of U.S. Judaism, by Jonathan D. Sarna
Parts of the Whole: In the reflective period of the High Holidays, Tablet Magazine—together with rabbis and writers—considers the debate over Jewish identity and makes an argument for inclusiveness, by Alana Newhouse
Into the Jewish People: The rabbi who co-officiated at the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding on his journey to accepting intermarriage, by James Ponet
The Jews’ Jews: Anti-Semites paint Jews as different and strange; many Jews do the same to the so-called ‘ultra-Orthodox’, by Avi Shafran
Visiting the Dead: A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant anecestors, geographically and ritually, by Vox Tablet
My Education: What I learned about myself and my family by leading High Holiday services at UCLA, by Mayim Bialik
Blow, Gabriel, Blow: Learning about the shofar, then trying to play one, by Vox Tablet
Pilgrimage: Each year before Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Rodger Kamenetz joined them and brought along a friend: Franz Kafka.
On the Bookshelf: High Holiday prayerbooks of every stripe, by Josh Lambert
Kitchen Conversions: Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions, by Joan Nathan
L’Chaim!: Six kosher wines to spruce up your holiday meals, by Mark Oldman
Market Value: With Rosh Hashanah falling earlier than usual, a chef offers holiday dishes built around late-summer produce, by Melissa Petitto
Happy New Year: A Manhattan bartender devises some Rosh Hashanah cocktails, by Marissa Brostoff
Taste Test: The Tablet staff discovers the perfect apple-honey combo, by the Editors
Ritual and Observance:
Yom Kippur: A Guide for the Perplexed: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Day of Atonement, by The Editors
Seeing Things: When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken
First Draft: Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon, by Shalom Auslander
Print War: How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press, by Eddy Portnoy
In the Rearview: Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident, by Vox Tablet
Shoes You Can Use: What to wear on Yom Kippur, when leather is banned, by Allison Hoffman
Pardon Me: My childhood bullying, and an attempt to atone for it, by David Rakoff
Hunger Games: How a current best-seller gets Yom Kippur shockingly right, by Marjorie Ingall
Sacred Remake: We may talk of its eternal qualities, but the music of Kol Nidre is forever being made anew, by Ari Y. Kelman
Melancholy Melody: Kol Nidre gets me every time, by Alexander Gelfand
Confessional Notes: An Israeli designer crafts an unorthodox ritual object for Yom Kippur, by Len Small
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