Belief Beat

For longtime religion reporters, it’s a challenge to come up with fresh ideas for the same holidays each year, especially for smaller groups like Judaism (depending on where you live). In a pinch, there are a few go-to angles that can give these stories a twist: “food,” “interfaith,” “gay,” “converts,” “technology,” “military,” etc. — but even those can get repetitive if you’re not careful!

Here are some of the more interesting stories I’ve seen for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur & Sukkot this year:

And for a bit more fun, check out The Colbert Report’s annual “Atone-Phone” hotline – 1-888-OOPS-JEW – for Jews who wish to apologize for having wronged Stephen Colbert this year.

What do you think? Any others I should add to this list? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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