Elul

Shofar Blasts in Month of Elul – I recently heard a lecture where the speaker, discussing recent events in Israel and the Middle East, mentioned in passing that these events are befitting the Jewish month of Elul. Although many listeners nodded in understanding, I was not sure… More »

Repentence, Ten Days of Penitence

Are We Obligated to Forgive? – I was hurt very deeply by another person. She either isn’t aware how hurtful her actions were or just doesn’t care. I’m wondering what I should do now, especially with Yom Kippur approaching. I know I am supposed to forgive… More »
Asking Forgiveness from the Deceased – In my past I wronged someone who is unfortunately no longer alive today. Is there any way I can make amends? More »
Doing Teshuva – In my youth I did some horrible things - both unethical and illegal. Is it possible to make amends for having lived a sinful lifestyle? Sometimes I feel so low that I can't imagine how I'll ever get back up.… More »
SEE MORE »

Rosh Hashanah

Book of Life – I heard the idea that during the High Holidays, God writes one's name in a book. Where does this concept come from, and how can this concept bring meaning to the holidays for me? More »
Clothing on Rosh Hashanah – This year I will be attending my first Rosh Hashanah service. Is there anything I need to know about particular clothes to wear? More »
SEE MORE »

Shofar

Shofar Blasts in Month of Elul – I recently heard a lecture where the speaker, discussing recent events in Israel and the Middle East, mentioned in passing that these events are befitting the Jewish month of Elul. Although many listeners nodded in understanding, I was not sure… More »

Yom Kippur

Book of Jonah – I always loved the story of Jonah and the whale. Why do we read it during the afternoon service of Yom Kippur? More »
Clothing on Yom Kippur – What color clothing should be worn on Yom Kippur? And Why? More »
Dizzy & Sick From Fasting – It’s almost impossible for me to survive fast days. I get dizzy, sweaty, and nauseous to the point of throwing up. And I’m sick for two days after. I certainly wouldn’t be able to go to synagogue this Yom Kippur… More »
SEE MORE »
MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS

🤯 ⇐ That's you after reading our weekly email.

Our weekly email is chock full of interesting and relevant insights into Jewish history, food, philosophy, current events, holidays and more.
Sign up now. Impress your friends with how much you know.
We will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe in a single click.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram