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Yom Kippur

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  • Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days

    Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days
    The murder of a rabbi and vandalism at South Florida synagogues this year underscore the need for religious communities to work closely with law enforcement, the Anti-Defamation League said. "We want people to be proactive about security, and to try and...
  • Week 6 football blog: Are you ready for some Thursday night football?

    Week 6 football blog: Are you ready for some Thursday night football?
    Loyola and Providence understandably aren't going to let a Jewish holiday get in the way of a good football game. Glenbard West and Oak Park-River Forest aren't either. Those who will be observing Yom Kippur still will have a pair of exciting matchups...
  • '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...
  • North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services

    North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services
    Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins Thursday, to be followed Oct. 4 by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe and B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield are among an...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Partnership provides holiday services to unaffiliated Jews

    Partnership provides holiday services to unaffiliated Jews
    Local unaffiliated Jews have a place to worship this holiday season with services free of charge through the High Holiday Welcome Program — a partnership of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami and...
  • 'Sorry' is not enough

    'Sorry' is not enough
    Christianity and Judaism have many customs and symbolism in common. Naturally, as the aphorism states, the child does not stray far from the mother. We both take vows to repair our character. But in one area we grossly diverge; the proclamation of the New...
  • Lauderdale's first Bacon Bash being held on Yom Kippur

    Lauderdale's first Bacon Bash being held on Yom Kippur
    — It might seem like a strange time to hold a Bacon Bash festival — Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of fasting and repentance. But sponsors say they have nothing to atone for about the timing, which had to fit into an already busy October schedule...
  • 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...