How We Make Sense of Time

January 2022 arrives as our methods of keeping time feel like they are breaking. Calendar pages turn, yet time feels lost. In this year of all years, what does it mean for a year to be new?

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For a Second Year, Jews Mark the High Holy Days in the Shadow of Covid

Many synagogues are holding in-person services, but some are requiring worshipers to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks.

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This Rosh Hashana Salad Is a Fresh Take on Ancient Flavors

For the Jewish New Year, Joan Nathan composes a dish that pays tribute to foods that the biblical Canaanites might have eaten.

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On Ukraine’s Border, the Coronavirus Ends a Hasidic Pilgrimage

After days of pleading to enter Ukraine despite virus travel restrictions, some pilgrims sang the country’s national anthem, to no avail. Most turned back on Friday.

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Rosh Hashana in the Pandemic: Rabbis, Cantors and Video Crews

The first High Holy Days of the coronavirus era will be celebrated this weekend, as rabbis try to deliver an online version of Judaism’s most sacred celebrations.

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A Holiday Season of Renewal in a Year of Uncertainty and Loss

The Jewish High Holy Days look different during a pandemic. They feel different, too.

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Israelis Prepare to Celebrate the Year’s Holiest Days Under Lockdown

As the pandemic in the country worsens, officials warn that new restrictions might not be enough to cut infection rates significantly. Many people question the logic and motives behind the rules.

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Covid Strands Hasidic Pilgrims on Ukraine-Belarus Border

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims seeking to travel from Belarus to Ukraine to visit the grave of a revered rabbi were barred from entering because of virus restrictions.

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Tracing a Classic Jewish Dish Throughout the Diaspora

Tsimmes, a beef, carrot and sweet potato stew that is traditionally served at Rosh Hashana, slowly evolved over centuries and across continents.

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Observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Safely

Here are ways Jewish congregations around the country are observing Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur this year, from pretaped shofar blasts to webinars on how to make your own altars.

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Roast Chicken and Plums Make the Sweetest Sheet-Pan Meal

Easy, festive, and bursting with spiced, seasonal fruit, this late summer dinner should be made before plum season ends.

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