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The High Holidays and Reason’s Limits

posted on October 1, 2012

At First Things, Noah Glyn examines the phenomenon of increased rates of religious participation among Jews “who otherwise demonstrate little interest in their faith and heritage” during the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Glyn dismisses the tendency to disparage “High Holiday Jews” as “hedonists.” “They wish to perpetuate some semblance of their ancestors’ religion, even if they consider the religion antiquated and reject it through their lifestyles.”


Read at First Things