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Yom Kippur

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  • 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-...
  • Defunct synagogue's memorial plaques remain

     Defunct synagogue's memorial plaques remain
    A bronze plaque noting that Pesach Rabinowitz died on Aug. 6, 1919, was one of many that once lined the walls of a Far Northwest Side synagogue. Each plaque hung alongside a light bulb that would be turned on to mark each anniversary of the person's...
  • In East Jerusalem, Israeli-Palestinian tension nears boiling point

    In East Jerusalem, Israeli-Palestinian tension nears boiling point
    The stones tell the story. They litter alleyways and doorsteps, line roadways stained black by scorch marks from burning tires and firebombs, sit loose and at the ready atop crumbling rock walls. Hardly a day goes by without a stone-throwing clash...
  • Mayo: Christmas is here??! Bah humbug!

    Mayo: Christmas is here??!  Bah humbug!
    I went into my local wholesale club the other day, and I couldn't believe what I saw. Christmas merchandise. Rows upon rows of fake trees, lights, ornaments, inflatable lawn decorations. I did a double take, then checked the calendar. It was still...
  • Liumi to offer unique holiday experience

    When Rabbi Baruch Plotkin of Boca Raton and his wife, Shayndel, founded Liumi Israel — the Israel Center for Jewish Life last year, their goal was to help channel unaffiliated Jews into existing Israeli and local Jewish institutions. Baruch Plotkin...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Temple Beth Hillel invites public to High Holy Days

    The High Holy Days are steadily approaching at the Temple Beth Hillel, and members are inviting the entire community to come celebrate with them. The High Holy Days are a major celebration in the Jewish faith, which begins Sept. 24 with the first day of...
  • Temple offers innovative holiday services

    This year, along with the traditional Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, congregants will be offered a new choice of innovative service for the first time. Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein, the first woman rabbi of an...
  • Quick dishes for Yom Kippur

    Quick dishes for Yom Kippur
    JTA — Fasting on Yom Kippur is one of my least favorite parts of being Jewish. I recognize the value of reflective fasting, and I know some people even enjoy the fast day, but for me it is a torturous 25 hours until I can break into the bagels and...