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Yom Kippur

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  • Kneeling and prostration are elements of prayer in many religions

    Q: Why is it Jews don't kneel to pray? I'm Jewish myself, and sometimes I feel the need to pray in this position, but I feel awkward, as I was taught not to do this. -- L., via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: The Hebrew Bible has evidence of kneeling in...
  • The God Squad: The nuances of kneeling in prayer

    Q: Why is it Jews don't kneel to pray? I'm Jewish myself, and sometimes I feel the need to pray in this position, but I feel awkward, since I was taught not to do this. — L., via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: The Hebrew Bible has evidence of kneeling...
  • Despite its pagan past, Halloween is about fun!

    NOTE FROM MG I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them and they feel somehow that a victory...
  • Egyptian troops, protesters clash ahead of Sunday celebrations

    CAIRO — Clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood flared Friday near Cairo’s Tahrir Square and several other locales, reviving bitter animosities that have simmered in the seven weeks since the army...
  • Yom Kippur, the unnecessary war?

    Maale Gamla, Israel — Was the Yom Kippur War, which began 40 years ago this month, inevitable? Documents newly released from the Israeli state archives and their integration with American archival material suggest that it wasn't. The records show...
  • Letters: Yom Kippur War in context

    Re "An unnecessary war?," Opinion, Oct. 10 Yigal Kipnis omits important context about the events leading up to the 1973 Yom Kippur War between Egypt and Israel. Recall that in 1957, Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip to Egypt in...
  • 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...
  • Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit

     Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit
    Rabbi Michael Sternfield had just started pushing buttons at an Indiana casino on a June day in 2011 when he watched the icons flash across the screen: ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit. Bells rang, lights flashed and casino staff...
  • 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...
  • A celebration of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or about Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to...
  • The God Squad: From a non-Muslim, praise of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...