Rosh Hashanah | September 13-15, 2015 | October 2-4, 2016

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MORE Rosh Hashanah COVERAGE

What Is Shemini Atzeret, Anyway?

We ask the experts about the High Holiday season’s least-understood festival

The Study of Law as a Spiritual Act: Finding Truth and Meaning in the Talmud

Two years and 100 columns in to the Daf Yomi cycle, our critic pauses to reflect on its intellectual challenges and delights

How Many Rabbis Does It Take To Write a High Holiday Sermon?

For one rabbinic family, the answer is nearly 100

Is There a Biblical Sperm Donor in the Rosh Hashanah Haftorah?

Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?

President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah Message

‘We’ve been reminded many times that our world still needs repair’

Why I Stopped Saying the Unetaneh Tokef, and Why I’m Ready To Say It Again

After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words

A Jew by Rosh Hashanah

For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever

Ring in the New Year With a Manischewitz Fizz

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail

Letter-Writing Program Helps Jewish Prisoners Find Hope Behind Bars

My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays

Despite Unrest, Hasidim Head to Ukraine

Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman

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