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Rosh Hashanah

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  • Around Town: Unafraid thoughts for the new year

    Despite the virtually unlivable traffic conditions on the west side of Los Angeles, most Westside Angelenos posit that their neighborhoods are the best in the county. This regional chauvinism cuts across all demographics and ethnicities. I once heard a...
  • Iran's new leader sends Jews New Year's greetings -- or does he?

    Iran's new leader sends Jews New Year's greetings -- or does he?
    WASHINGTON – Could the Jewish New Year herald a fresh start in Iran? Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was known for incendiary anti-Semitic comments, questioning whether the Holocaust was “a real event” and once...
  • Iran's Rouhani outmaneuvering hard-liners on Syria, nuclear talks

    Iran's Rouhani outmaneuvering hard-liners on Syria, nuclear talks
    TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appears to be outmaneuvering hard-liners with his move Thursday to take control of stalled nuclear negotiations and in curbing bombastic vows to defend ally  Syria from threatened U.S. airstrikes. In sharp...
  • Final thoughts as kickoff between Ravens-Broncos approaches

    Final thoughts as kickoff between Ravens-Broncos approaches
    DENVER -- There isn’t a whole lot left to say about tonight’s Ravens-Denver Broncos NFL season opener. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about everything from the matchups to the motivations. We’ve even talked about...
  • The NFL displays religious insensitivity

    The NFL displays religious insensitivity
    I am a rabbi and attorney who grew up in Baltimore. In past years I have been unsuccessful in getting the NFL to look at the religious holiday schedules before scheduling games that conflict with these observances. Rather than set up a calendar...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career

    Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career
    TORONTO--When director Denis Villeneuve first approached Jake Gyllenhaal to star as a detective in his new dramatic thriller, "Prisoners," the actor was skeptical. The movie contained plenty of genre elements — heinous crime, creepy suspect —...
  • The God Squad: No belly buttons for Adam and Eve

    Q: What, in your opinion, was the reason the early church allowed religious art to show Adam and Eve with belly buttons? — D., Buffalo, N.Y. via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: Good point. Adam should have a "rib button" and Eve should have had no...
  • While Washington is preoccupied with Syria and the budget, Iran makes a move

    While Washington is preoccupied with Syria and the budget, Iran makes a move
    Washington is preoccupied with two all-consuming debates right now. First, of course, is Syria. President Barack Obama placed his faith in two wholly untrustworthy figures. Syrian President Bashar Assad has shown himself to be a consummate liar, and...
  • Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies

    Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies
    Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85. Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
  • Most UC campuses change fall calendar, avoiding Jewish holidays

    Most UC campuses change fall calendar, avoiding Jewish holidays
    The fall quarter at most UC campuses will start a week later than usual and winter break will be a week shorter in the 2014-15 school year as the schools seek to avoid beginning their terms during Jewish High Holidays. Most UC campuses will start fall...
  • Medical Academy isn't fulfilling promise, letter contends

    During its inaugural year, a Catasauqua charter school offered TV shows, unruliness and a discipline-free environment, but little in the way of the health-care-related education it promised, former employees contend in an anonymous letter to Catasauqua...