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Yom Kippur

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Something magical inside a sukkah

    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,...
  • Seth Wise: Some people have no choice but to fast

    Seth Wise: Some people have no choice but to fast
    On Oct. 4, Jews across the world will fast for 24 hours. This tradition that takes place during Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement — is symbolic. While there are various interpretations of why the fast is important, it is generally accepted...
  • 'Gone Girl,' 'Annabelle' in Dead Heat at Weekend Box Office

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Summer popcorn season seems like a distant memory. After flooding multiplexes with cinematic confections pegged at teenagers, studios are finally offering up more substantive fare geared at adults. "Gone Girl" and "Annabelle,"...
  • 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...
  • Atonement still calls for sacrifice - in the form of a changed heart

    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...
  • Insensitive festival schedule [Letter]

    I congratulate the Maryland State Archives on its first-ever Family History Festival, which has been in the planning since January. It is unfortunate and more than a little insulting, however, that over those 10 months the archivists couldn't avoid...