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Yom Kippur

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  • The meaning of teshuvah

    The central theme of Yom Kippur is teshuvah, commonly translated as "repentance." We hear so much about this term, but what, in fact does it truly mean?
  • The sabbatical year of Shmita and spiritually responding to terrorism

    The year 5775, will be different. This year is a sabbatical year — a Shmita year. According to Jewish law, every seventh year the land in Israel must remain fallow. Not surprisingly, this law has inspired much debate on just how it should be...

    Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days

    Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days
    The murder of a rabbi and vandalism at South Florida synagogues this year underscore the need for religious communities to work closely with law enforcement, the Anti-Defamation League said. "We want people to be proactive about security, and to try and...

    Yom Kippur services to feature Neshama Carlebach

    Yom Kippur services to feature Neshama Carlebach
    Singer/songwriter Neshama Carlebach will be joining Rabbi Marc Labowitz of Temple Adath Or (TAO) for Yom Kippur Services Oct. 3-4 at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Known for her charismatic songs in the manner of her late father Rabbi Shlomo...

    Week 6 football blog: Are you ready for some Thursday night football?

    Week 6 football blog: Are you ready for some Thursday night football?
    Loyola and Providence understandably aren't going to let a Jewish holiday get in the way of a good football game. Glenbard West and Oak Park-River Forest aren't either. Those who will be observing Yom Kippur still will have a pair of exciting matchups...