Jon Savitt is a writer currently living in Washington D.C. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, TIME, HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, MTV News, and elsewhere. You can find him on Twitter @Savittj.
By Jon Savitt
19 Songs To Get You Ready For Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is known as the day of atonement, and it’s one of the holiest days in Judaism (besides my Bar Mitzvah and Jon Stewart’s birthday). It’s a time for reflection, forgiveness and self-improvement. With our weeks filled with deadlines, to-do lists and texts we forgot to return, Yom Kippur provides a much needed time…
This Year, I’ll Be Home for Rosh Hashanah
Judaism hasn’t always been an important part of my life. Over the years my Jewish Identity has changed more times than the Minnesota Vikings have changed quarterbacks. There was the Hebrew School phase, the Bar Mitzvah phase (aka the glory days), the summer camp phase (not really something you phase out of), among others. Admittedly,…
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Forwarding the News
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