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Vayelech/Yom Kippur

By the Numbers
14 Tips for an Amazing Yom Kippur at Home

Many of us will be celebrating Yom Kippur alone. Here are our pro tips to making your at-home Yom Kippur meaningful and memorable.
10 Facts About Gedaliah Everyone Should Know

Every year, we fast to commemorate the death of Gedaliah. How much do you know about this man, and why his passing was so tragic?
14 Questions: Take the Jewish Fast Day Quiz

How well do you know the Jewish fast days? Take this quiz to find out!
Your Questions
Why Eat Two Meals Before Yom Kippur?

Before the Yom Kippur fast, we eat a festive meal. Many also eat a festive meal earlier in the day. Why?
What Is Yom Kippur?
For nearly 26 hours Jews everywhere “afflict their souls” and spend the day in synagogue, praying for forgiveness.
Story
The Yom Kippur Drunk

The scandalized crowd was about to eject the man from the synagogue, when the Rebbe turned from the wall and said: "Let him be. For us, Yom Kippur is just beginning, but for him, it's already Simchat Torah."
How a Bicycle Mishap and Broken Finger Led to Tefillin

Riding a bike at rush hour in a country that drives on the opposite side of the road than what he was used to was challenging enough, but add to it that he was preoccupied with worry that he would be late for his appointments to collect mezuzot for checking, and it was a recipe for disaster.
Essay
Holy Thirst Quencher

While G‑d’s light might be “hidden” in a tent-like fashion, He has given us an exact prescription for access to His great love by doing actual good deeds.
After Radiation, I Never Imagined I’d Be Back on the Treadmill

I was there six days a week for several weeks. No exceptions. It was made quite clear to me that no matter how terrible I felt, I had to have radiation every day.
Lifestyle
“Lekach”—Honey Cake

G-d, how long?!
— Psalms 90:13
Print Magazine

Ohr Ein Sof אור אין סוף

lit.: endless light

1. An energy capable of generating time, space, consciousness, matter, beauty and diversity without end.

2. An endless mystery found in all things.

3. Both of the above.

4. A name of G‑d in classic Jewish texts.

“Having contemplated the sacred...