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Yom Kippur

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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 'Gone Girl,' 'Annabelle' in Dead Heat at Weekend Box Office

    Summer popcorn season seems like a distant memory. After flooding multiplexes with cinematic confections pegged at teenagers, studios are finally offering up more substantive fare geared at adults. "Gone Girl" and "Annabelle," two R-rated films...
  • 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...
  • Seth Wise: Some people have no choice but to fast

    Seth Wise: Some people have no choice but to fast
    On Oct. 4, Jews across the world will fast for 24 hours. This tradition that takes place during Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement — is symbolic. While there are various interpretations of why the fast is important, it is generally accepted...
  • The meaning of teshuvah

    The central theme of Yom Kippur is teshuvah, commonly translated as "repentance." We hear so much about this term, but what, in fact does it truly mean? On the simplest behavioral level, writes Maimonides, teshuvah involves "returning" to a situation...
  • What is happening to our world?

    What is happening to our world?
    The lights dimmed in Britain and various other European counties at 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the War to End All Wars. At 11 p.m., Aug. 4, 1914 England declared war on Germany. Trench...
  • Brightening seniors' High Holidays

    The High Holidays, the most important period of prayer, reflection and celebration for Jews around the world, begin with Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, on the evening of Sept. 24, and end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most solemn day of...