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Yom Kippur

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  • Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?

    Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?
    The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles. Readers have noticed --...
  • Broadway Box Office: September Doldrums Dog Sales

    It was the same old song of September at the Broadway box office last week -- pretty much the same verse as the prior frame, as Rialto sales held generally steady with minor upticks at several individual titles. The weeks immediately following Labor...
  • Thursday's football games to be made up Friday or Monday

    Thursday's football games to be made up Friday or Monday
    Thursday afternoon's thunderstorms postponed a lot of high school football games around the area, and those games are scheduled to be made up Friday and Monday. Some are in progress. Others never got started. Anne Aundel County's entire slate of games...
  • Around Town: Break the fast, head to the gym

    Ever since Lisa Dupuy reviewed the “new” Café Solé we've been eager to check it out. The new owners are Salvatore and Alessandra Attanasio. We stopped by the La Cañada restaurant last Saturday evening. Café Solé was the perfect place after a...
  • Sue Gunzburger, commissioner, Broward County

    Sue Gunzburger, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy again focused the need for state-of-the-art communications, technology, and equipment for our emergency first responders. This past week, after over 20 years of “talking about it,” Broward is...
  • 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...
  • Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League

    Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League
    Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Spider-Man' Leads Broadway's Labor Day Pains

    The autumn back-to-school slump hit Broadway hard last week, with overall box office totals falling like leaves -- and superhero tuner "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" emerging as the production with perhaps the most cause for concern. The musical,...
  • Heat cancels games in Baltimore City, County and Howard County

    Heat cancels games in Baltimore City, County and Howard County
    Baltimore City and Baltimore County public schools closed two hours early Wednesday because of the heat, so all games are postponed and all practices are canceled. Also, with Howard County experiencing a Code Red heat index, all outside athletic...
  • Orthodox Jewish chicken-killing ritual draws protests

    Orthodox Jewish chicken-killing ritual draws protests
    In a parking lot behind a Pico Boulevard building, inside a makeshift tent of metal poles and tarps, a man in a white coat and black skullcap grabs a white-feathered hen under the wings and performs an ancient ritual. He circles the chicken in the air...
  • Talk back: Should chickens be sacrificed for religious purposes?

    Talk back: Should chickens be sacrificed for religious purposes?
    For many years, some orthodox Jews have performed ritual chicken sacrifice in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. The practice, known variously as kaparot, kapparot or kaparos, was originally meant to jolt practitioners...