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Yom Kippur

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  • North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services

    North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services
    Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins Thursday, to be followed Oct. 4 by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe and B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield are among an...
  • Liumi to offer unique holiday experience

    When Rabbi Baruch Plotkin of Boca Raton and his wife, Shayndel, founded Liumi Israel — the Israel Center for Jewish Life last year, their goal was to help channel unaffiliated Jews into existing Israeli and local Jewish institutions. Baruch Plotkin...
  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'
    In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
  • Plaza Theatre abruptly closes

    Plaza Theatre abruptly closes
    Citing $50,000 in bills after a slow summer, owners announced in an email Friday that the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan has closed. The curtain came down on the Plaza on the eve of what was to be its opening show for the third season of the 246-seat...
  • The Temple Beth Hillel invites public to High Holy Days

    The High Holy Days are steadily approaching at the Temple Beth Hillel, and members are inviting the entire community to come celebrate with them. The High Holy Days are a major celebration in the Jewish faith, which begins Sept. 24 with the first day of...
  • Respect Veterans With School Holiday

    With Americans again in harm's way in Iraq and Syria, it would make sense to repeal a 1995 Connecticut law that allows school on Veterans Day in Connecticut. It has been said by the Norwalk superintendent of schools that more instructional time is...
  • Something magical inside a sukkah

    WASHINGTON — There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend. I celebrated the ancient harvest festival of Sukkot last week by building, for the first time,...
  • Hundreds at B'nai Israel perform outreach

    Hundreds at B'nai Israel perform outreach
    Members of Congregation B'nai Israel (CBI) in Boca Raton have made a real difference locally through their involvement in the synagogue's community outreach programs. More than 100 food bags for seniors in need were assembled in September, as part of...
  • Abraham kicks off B&P Icon Series

    Abraham kicks off B&P Icon Series
    Business leaders and professionals had a unique opportunity to network and hear S. Daniel Abraham, founder and former chairman of Slim-Fast, at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County on Sept. 29. Kicking off the third annual Industry Icon...
  • The God Squad: Do animal sacrifices negate sin?

    Q: In the Old Testament, there are passages regarding animal sacrifices as sin offerings. In the New Testament, we learn that Jesus' crucifixion was the (ultimate) atonement for sin. Has Judaism abandoned animal sacrifice? If so, did the crucifixion...
  • The world could learn a lesson from New Lenox

    Sometimes I wonder how reporters hear about these interesting people and situations. Colleen Mastony's story "New Lenox community rebuilds brothers' home" (News, Oct. 5) was so inspiring it brought me to tears. Saturday was Yom Kippur, the holiest day...