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Yom Kippur

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Top Yom Kippur Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Hayes Makes Mockery of Judaism

    I was aghast reading The Courant article about convicted Petit family killer Steven Hayes proclaiming he's an Orthodox Jew needing to eat kosher food in prison [Sept. 13, Connecticut, "Killer Sues Over Kosher Meals"]. When did he become an Orthodox Jew?...
  • 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...