Yom Kippur

Confessions featured eight local Jewish comedians. From left: Hedi Sandberg, Mara Feinstein, Joey Friedman, Matilda Epstein, Noah Goldstein, Eric Asker, Michael Greenberg and Yoki Danoff.

Confessions and comedy: Young adults ring in Yom Kippur

Eight local Jewish comedians made confessions at the Rhodeside Grill in Arlington ahead of Yom Kippur as part of the UnKosher Comedy tour. Performing for...

Tashlich and Reverse Tashlich

  Tashlich is the new year ritual of symbolically casting off sins in the form of breadcrumbs into flowing water. Generally it’s done in a...

For Jews with eating disorders, new approaches aim to make Yom Kippur safer

By Ella Rockart Shonna Levin is an Orthodox Jew, but she didn’t spend last Yom Kippur in a synagogue. The activist in Brooklyn, N.Y., had...

Break the Fast with Italian Jewish Food

By Linda Morel I’m in a mixed marriage. While my family emigrated from the Ashkenazi heartland of Germany and Lithuania, my husband David’s family came from...

7 tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

By Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or drinking for 25 hours and...

Non-traditional sweets to break the fast

In many Sephardic cultures, the first bite to break the fast is traditionally something sweet — a piece of cake, dried fruit, sugared nuts,...
Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington

Most synagogues to stream their High Holiday services

From football fields to parking lots, Hill Havurah in Washington looked everywhere for an outdoor space with enough room for socially distanced High Holiday...
Rabbi Sarah Krinsky

Pandemic and protests prevalent in rabbis’ High Holiday sermons

The topics of Rabbi Scott Hoffman’s High Holiday sermons are a no brainer. Hoffman, who leads B’nai Shalom of Olney, says he always preaches...

Prayer on tap this Yom Kippur with GatherDC

When most Jews think of Yom Kippur, a few things come to mind. Prayer and fasting are high on the list. But coming together at...

For an easy fast, experts say, break bad habits

Want to have a more meaningful Yom Kippur? Skip coffee the day before the fast. Better yet, stop drinking it now.