Yom Kippur

The gift shops that keep on giving

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The High Holidays are the third busiest time of year for synagogue gift shops, right after Chanukah and Passover.

How can we forgive the unforgivable?

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We are in the middle of the month of Elul, the season of repentance and forgiveness that culminates with Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and...

Stumbling blocks to repentance

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Most of us have heard the pillow parable. A Jewish man goes around town, talking smack about the rabbi. Later, the man feels guilty...

Free Holiday Services

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A number of synagogues in the Washington area offer High Holiday services without charge. Please check with the synagogue to confirm times and location.   Fort...

On Yom Kippur, secular Israelis pray with modern songs

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by Ben Sales JTA News and Features TEL AVIV — With its lively beaches, all-night clubs and restaurants serving ham and shrimp, Tel Aviv is a...