How Zionism Saved the Etrog in America

Zev Eleff explains what Zionism has to do with Sukkot, at least in America.

Yeshiva University President Rabbi Ari Berman’s Opening Shiur

YU President Ari Berman's opening address, comparing YU to a Sukkah! Shlomo Zuckier captures this historic moment in his notes.

The Species for Change

Chana Chava Ford explains what Sukkot might teach us about real religious change.

Why I Don’t Miss Shul on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur as a mother, explored by The Lehrhaus's Leslie Ginsparg Klein

Coming Undone: Vows and the High Holy Days

Why is the annulment of vows so central to the High Holy Days? Lehrhaus Editor Wendy Amsellem discusses this, with a timely message.

Rabbi Yehudah ha-Nasi’s Yom Kippur

Shlomo Zuckier explores the nature of Yom Kippur and its relationship to atonement.

“Like a Fleeting Dream”: U-netaneh Tokef, Dreams, and the Meaning of the High Holy...

Man’s actions—even those that seem fleeting and insignificant—can have an impact, positive or negative. Oren Oppenheim explores themes of u-Netaneh Tokef

“Like a Fleeting Dream”: U-netaneh Tokef, Dreams, and the Meaning of the High Holy...

Man’s actions—even those that seem fleeting and insignificant—can have an impact, positive or negative. Oren Oppenheim explores themes of u-Netaneh Tokef

“Looking for a Havvayah” A Genealogy of “Experience” on the High Holy Days

With the Yamim Noraim approaching, Avinoam Stillman analyzes Ḥavvayah, “experience,” in the thought of A.D. Gordon.

Steely Dan and Rosh Hashanah

Ari Lamm offers a retrospective on the music of Steely Dan and its significance for Rosh Hashanah.

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