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Yom Kippur

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  • 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...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

    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-...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...