10/10/2011 - 20:00 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Chanan Reitblat, a Lithuanian-born and American-bred post-graduate student at Yeshiva University, went to Scotland’s historic St. Andrews University earlier this year to study chemistry and learned a lesson in contemporary politics.

10/03/2011 - 20:00 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Casting one’s sins, symbolically, upon the waters is a minor part of the High Holy Days, certainly less important and less spiritually valuable than Rosh HaShanah’s shofar, Yom Kippur’s fasting and both days’ prayer and repentance. Nonetheless, Tashlich is a strong tradition.

Like at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, above, where Jews have gathered for decades, walking from nearby Crown Heights and Borough Park and Flatbush, to throw breadcrumbs into the lake, to read some biblical verses and to mingle.

And under the Brooklyn Bridge.

09/26/2011 - 20:00 | | Lens

Preparations for Rosh HaShanah began, in a hands-on way, in Lawrence, L.I., last week.

09/19/2011 - 20:00 | | Lens

In Jewish tradition, last Saturday — the 18th day of Elul — was a significant date. It is the anniversary of the birth of two major chasidic figures: the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the chasidic movement; and Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.

09/12/2011 - 20:00 | | Lens

New York City’s newest Jewish museum is located in — loosely speaking — the city’s oldest Jewish neighborhood.

09/05/2011 - 20:00 | | Staff Writer | Lens

What a way to spend a summer day.

For the second year in a row, more than six-dozen runners made the traditional trek from Brooklyn to the Catskills in a nontraditional way — on foot.