“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

‘May Memories Rise’- On the Meaning of ‘Ya’aleh ve-Yavo’

Ben Lorber reflects on the meaning of ya'aleh ve-yavo.

Wake Up Sleeping One! Yehudah Ha-Levi’s Dramatic Use of Genre and Narrative Voice in...

Yaakov Jaffe examines Yehudah Ha-Levi's High Holiday poem "Yashen, Al Teradam"

Reclaiming the Akeidah from Kierkegaard

David Fried offers a novel reading of the Akeidah.

Two Paradigms of Teshuvah?

Yehoshua Pfeffer on self-abnegating vs. life-affirming teshuva.

Pat Yisra’el and Two Approaches to the Aseret Yemei Teshuvah

David Fried explores the humra of pat Yisrael during the aseret yemei teshuvah.

Leavings of Sin: Rav Aharon Lichtenstein on Teshuvah

Shlomo Zuckier reviews Rav Aharon Lichtenstein's just-released book on teshuvah

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.

“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.

Surrender or Struggle? The Akeidah Reconsidered

Herzl Hefter provides critical perspective on a stream of Akeidah interpretation from Kierkegaard to the Rav

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