Category Archives: Judaism

Finding Yom Kippur’s Secret Joys

Shortly after the sweetness of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes another holiday of equally great importance: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Considered to be the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur is an often misunderstood holiday because of how it is observed. Marked with a strict 26-hour long fast day, hours […]

All About the Tallit

The Tallit (often called a prayer shawl or Tallis, with many spelling variations) is perhaps the most recognizable and universal Jewish ritual object, with a rich history going back millennia. But what is it really? Where does it come from? And why do Jews wear it? The basic origins of the Tallit go back to […]