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Yom Kippur

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  • 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...
  • Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days

    Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days
    The murder of a rabbi and vandalism at South Florida synagogues this year underscore the need for religious communities to work closely with law enforcement, the Anti-Defamation League said. "We want people to be proactive about security, and to try and...
  • Jewish fraternity house in Atlanta vandalized with swastikas

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Swastikas were spray painted on a Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta hours after the solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, school officials said on Monday. The Nazi symbols were painted on the exterior of the Alpha...
  • 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...
  • How the Top 15 football fared in Week 5

    Most of The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 football teams demonstrated their dominance in Week 5 with almost all of the 11 victorious teams winning by huge margins. The only Top 15 teams that lost fell to other Top 15 teams. Calvert Hall had the week off....
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

    Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday. In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing...
  • Week 6 football blog: For some public schools, it's not cool to play on Yom Kippur

    Week 6 football blog: For some public schools, it's not cool to play on Yom Kippur
    Any detailed account of the career of legendary Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax includes the time he refused to pitch the first game of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur. Koufax's decision was based on the fact that Yom Kippur is the...
  • Dana Milbank: When Obama and Bibi meet, there's no time for charm

    Dana Milbank: When Obama and Bibi meet, there's no time for charm
    WASHINGTON — The old frenemies sat in the Oval Office on Wednesday, their chair legs 18 inches apart, attempting some reasonable facsimile of personal chemistry. Maybe the 12th time would be the charm. President Obama leaned back, elegantly cross-...