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Judaism

From time-honored traditions to modern synagogue life, your hub for Jewish learning, holidays and text.

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Turn On, Tune In and Stay Put

It's Yom Kippur 2007 on the hit HBO show Entourage. The always connected Hollywood agent Ari Gold is naked without his cell phone. His...
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Sides With Sparkle

There is more to Rosh Ha­shanah side dishes than just sweet kugels and ­tzimmes. Here are a few different ideas for you to try. Broccoli...
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Casting Away Your Sins: It’s Not Just Fish Food

Los Angeles Can ridding oneself of a year's sins really be as simple as tossing a piece of bread into the water? Basically that's Tashlich, or...
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Why Not Hold the Honey?

On Rosh Hashanah, most Jews indulge in sweet foods to express their desire for a sweet year. Problems arise, however, when a guest or...
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Mindful Mix of Prayer and Play for Modern Family

A family enters the synagogue room, a little boy holding his parents' hands and an older sister looking around with anticipation. At the front,...
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The Heavenly Aroma of Challah

Challah is the braided egg-rich loaf of bread that we traditionally eat on the Sabbath and holidays — two loaves of challah at each...

Wine Tasting Like a Kind of Speed Dating for Shuls

Even if a 20-something pro­fessional attends the High Holiday Wine Tasting event, has a few drinks, acquires tickets for Rosh Ha­sha­nah, attends services --...
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A Few Twists on a Holiday Favorite

Oh joy! It’s that time of year when we get to eat honey cake (yes, this is sarcasm). Okay, before you get your yontif nose...
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Basking in the Brisket

Jewish holidays are times for worship, family and, of course, food. Favorite dish­es handed down through generations are often mainstays on the menu. But...
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A Variety of Foods to Enrich Your Rosh Hashanah Table

So this is where it all comes together — all the thought, all the planning, the testing. And the tasting, of course — always...