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Yom Kippur

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  • Robin Williams and us

    Robin Williams and us
    I awoke recently to shocking news. I guess that's not so unusual in Israel — especially during war time — but this really floored me. Robin Williams dead at 63; the media buzzing around the story like bees around honey, throwing out words like...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kids ride High Holidays 'express'

    Kids ride High Holidays 'express'
    The High Holidays got off to a lively start at Palm Beach Synagogue on Sunday when the Orthodox shul hosted "The High Holiday Express" for children ranging in age from toddlers to teens. The morning event had the synagogue social hall decked out with...
  • 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...
  • Year 5775 begins with High Holy Days

    Year 5775 begins with High Holy Days
    Yes, it's a new year in September. And yes, it's the year 5775 — in the Hebrew calendar. That's because Jewish people around the world are observing the biggest and most important religious holidays of Judaism — beginning with the new year,...
  • Danielson community celebrates Rosh Hashanah

    Norman Berman and Allan Turner wore their yarmulkes and prayer shawls as they began a Rosh Hashanah service at the Temple Beth Israel in Danielson on Sept. 25. The reverence with which Turner kissed the corners of his Tallis, or prayer shawl, touched it...