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Yom Kippur

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  • Time for Rosh Hashana

    Time for Rosh Hashana
    Congregation Beth Sholom was just a humble congregation of a dozen or so Jewish families when it observed its first Rosh Hashana services in Leesburg in September 1954. The congregation had finished construction on Lake County's first temple on 13th and...
  • 'Jews, Jews, Jews' [Editorial]

    In Yiddish you might call the perpetrator a paskudnik. In the street parlance of Baltimore, the term "dirt bag" comes to mind — as do some descriptions less appropriate for polite conversation. In any case, the driver who shot at several pedestrians...
  • Remembering Steven Sotloff

    Remembering Steven Sotloff
    "I am Shirley Sotloff. My son, Steven, is in your hands." So began Shirley Sotloff's emotional appeal to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terror group ISIS, on Aug. 27. The terror group had just released a video of a British-accented fighter...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Jewish War Veteran Shares Personal Reflections On Liberation Of Dachau

    A Greater Hartford synagogue invites the public to hear personal reflections about liberating Dachau Concentration Camp from Jewish War Veteran and West Hartford resident Ben Cooper. Cooper's presentation will be part of a special Selichot evening on...
  • Stories for the Holidays

    Stories for the Holidays
    When I opened Lesli Koppelman Ross's book "The Lifetime Guide to the Jewish Holidays" (full disclosure: she is a dear friend), I found to my delight that in her treatment of each holiday's observance, she includes a section on stories for the occasion....
  • How do Israelis cope?

    Outside my window, in the Palestinian village across the road, they celebrated every night after the cease-fire. Fireworks hailed the supposed victory of Hamas over Israel — despite the devastation in Gaza, despite a cease-fire that gave Hamas...
  • Local synagogues offering High Holiday services

    Local synagogues offering High Holiday services
    The High Holidays are coming and synagogues throughout Miami-Dade County will offer services to the local community. At the Ocean Pavillion Synagogue in Miami Beach, Rabbi Samuel Intrator will provide free meals after every service, a joyous and...
  • Bacon Bash to coincide with Erev Yom Kippur

    Bacon Bash to coincide with Erev Yom Kippur
    Rabbi David Spey of Temple Bat Yam of East Fort Lauderdale, a Reform congregation, is not personally offended that Fort Lauderdale's first-ever "Bacon Bash" is being held Friday evening, Oct. 3 on Erev Yom Kippur. "That was probably just an oversight,"...
  • 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...
  • The dangerous, valuable work of U.N. peacekeepers

    In mid-August, two United Nations peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed and several wounded in a suicide attack in the Timbuktu region of northern Mali. In early September, also in Mali, four peacekeeping troops from Chad lost their lives and many...
  • God is one with us

    Parshat Netzavim, the first of the two portions we read this week, is replete with the message of teshuvah (repentance). In one place the Torah notes that even when we are dispersed God will return us to Him. The Torah continues, "then the Lord your...