The High Holidays | Section Title | The Jewish Experience –

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What Do Jews Mean by Repentance (Teshuvah)?

Professor Yehudah Mirsky reflects on the history and meaning of one of the most important concepts during the High Holidays. What does the Torah say about repentance? How do Jews repent today?

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ComedianJosh Gondelman '07 relishes the chance to say he's sorry on Yom Kippur. "Admitting my shortcomings and asking for forgiveness is when I feel my most Jewish," he writes.

Professor Reuven Kimelman takes you line-by-line through theRosh Hashanah Amidah, explaining the full meaning of the nearly 2,000-year-old prayer.

Feminist scholar Marcia Falk '68 offers a radical reworking of the liturgy for the High Holidays. The Ten Days of Turning, as this holiday period is known, involve "meeting oneself face-to-face, opening the heart to change," she writes.

Apple upside-down cake,potato dumplings, Kosher chocolate mousse truffle cake, and more High Holidays recipes from Brandeis University Press books.

In 2019, historian Jonathan D. Sarna discovered the first literary American Jewish novel, "Cosella Wayne." It provides invaluable insights into how Judaism was practiced around the world at the time. This excerpt describes a Yom Kippur service in 1840s Germany.

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