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Yom Kippur

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  • In East Jerusalem, Israeli-Palestinian tension nears boiling point

    In East Jerusalem, Israeli-Palestinian tension nears boiling point
    The stones tell the story. They litter alleyways and doorsteps, line roadways stained black by scorch marks from burning tires and firebombs, sit loose and at the ready atop crumbling rock walls. Hardly a day goes by without a stone-throwing clash...
  • 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...
  • Defunct synagogue's memorial plaques remain

     Defunct synagogue's memorial plaques remain
    A bronze plaque noting that Pesach Rabinowitz died on Aug. 6, 1919, was one of many that once lined the walls of a Far Northwest Side synagogue. Each plaque hung alongside a light bulb that would be turned on to mark each anniversary of the person's...
  • 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

    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Providing a link to Jewish heritage

    Providing a link to Jewish heritage
    Charlie Fishman, 91, has been going to Jewish religious services all his life. Now a resident of The Atrium assisted-living and memory care services facility in Boca Raton, Fishman was pleased with the Yom Kippur service he attended at the facility last...