Abigail Pogrebin


Breadcrumbs and Gedaliah: My Post-Rosh Report

By Abigail Pogrebin

Breadcrumbs and Gedaliah: My Post-Rosh Report
I remember, as a kid, feeling that the Unetanetokef prayer (“Who will live and who will die”) didn’t apply to me.Read More


Self-Flagellation in Summer: Rosh Hashanah Prep

By Abigail Pogrebin

Self-Flagellation in Summer: Rosh Hashanah Prep
The instruction manual from the Israeli company that shipped my ram’s horn (via Amazon in August) says the blowing-technique can be learned by “filling your mouth with water. Then make a small hole at the right side of your mouth, and blow out the water with a strong pressure. Practice this again and again until you can blow the water about four feet away.”Read More


An Intrepid Immersion Into the Jewish Calendar

By Abigail Pogrebin

An Intrepid Immersion Into the Jewish Calendar
It’s a sure conversation-stopper when I tell friends, “This year I’ll be observing and trying to understand every single Jewish holiday.”Read More


Why Newsweek Is Ending Top 50 Rabbis List

By Michael Lynton, Gary Ginsberg and Abigail Pogrebin

Some of the rabbis from the Newsweek Top 50 Rabbis list. / The Daily Beast Read More



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