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Yom Kippur

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Top Yom Kippur Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Interfaith gathering atones

    Interfaith gathering atones
    On Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, six representatives of different religions, and an atheist, gathered to discuss religion and what it has to "atone" for. The Saturday afternoon panel discussion at Santaluces High School in...
  • The sabbatical year of Shmita and spiritually responding to terrorism

    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...
  • Broadway Box Office: Tide Rises as Sting's 'Last Ship' Launches

    A rising tide lifted all boats on Broadway -- or most of them, anyway -- as sales upticked and attendance rose, with upward motion contributed by new fare including the first previews of Sting musical "The Last Ship" and Ewan McGregor's initial...
  • Ask Tom: Are most Yom Kippurs colder than normal?

    Dear Tom, Saturday, Oct. 4 was the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and we had a record-low max. It seems like most Yom Kippurs are colder than normal and rainy. Do weather records bear that out? — Jennifer Snyder Chicago Dear Jennifer, They do...
  • Delray Beach eruv created in time for holy days

    Delray Beach eruv created in time for holy days
    Just in time for the High Holy Days, three Delray Beach synagogues have collaborated to create a new eruv, allowing observant Jews to carry essential objects as they walk to services. An eruv symbolically extends the boundaries of a home, where carrying...
  • Football: Crespi's Chris May has strategy for avoiding cramps

    Football: Crespi's Chris May has strategy for avoiding cramps
    Resting on a bench on the Crespi sideline was a glass filled with Kosher pickles. Yes, Friday night begins Yom Kippur, but receiver-defensive back Chris May brought the pickles for another reason. The juice supposely helps with avoiding cramps with...
  • The God Squad: Do what you love? Not always

    The Jewish people are now in between the New Year, Rosh Hashana and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. As I wish my Christian readers Merry Christmas and Happy Easter each year, and wish my Muslim readers a blessed Ramadan, today I'd like to send out to...