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This Year’s Yom Kippur Services Influenced by Pope

Today, Jews around the world will celebrate Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year in Judaism. For millenia, Jews have marked the occasion by fasting, attending services, and refraining from certain activities. The purpose of the traditions is to atone for sins against God. But some Jews are doing things […]

September 23rd

What Does Jewish Environmentalism Look Like Today?

The Jewish tradition has long emphasized the connection between humans and nature. From the commandment not to waste to the laws linking agricultural cycles to religious rituals, sustainability is not a new idea to Judaism. But there can be no denying that the environmental movement, and especially its connection to religion, is a relatively new […]

June 18th