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Jewish man in Tallit blowing the Shofar. Credit: MIA Studio/Shutterstock.

The ‘fast’ track to inspiration: 10 tips for a transformative Yom Kippur

“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d.” — Leviticus 16:30 It may feel longer, but from start to finish, it’s actually under...
An aerial view of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan. Credit: Nick Starichenko/Shutterstock.

Jewish community recalls 9/11 with service projects, prayer, concert, memorial walk

Allan Englander usually commemorates Sept. 11 at the Tribeca Synagogue, where he was having breakfast after morning minyan that Tuesday in 2001 when he heard a plane had hit the World Trade Center. “We didn’t believe...
Thousands of Jews pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Sept. 19, 2018. Photo by Ben Toren/Flash90.

Majority of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on Yom Kippur, according to new poll

A special survey by the Israel Democracy Institute’s Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research in honor of Yom Kippur showed that 60.5 percent of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on the Jewish Day of...