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Yom Kippur

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  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
  • As the end of the year approaches, it's time to reflect

    My end of the year report on Tommy: Fr. Tom Hartman, my pal and former partner in all the God Squad stuff, including this column, is still suffering with Parkinson's disease. He lives in a nursing home, where the people love him and care for him. Both...
  • Despite its pagan past, Halloween is about fun!

    NOTE FROM MG I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them and they feel somehow that a victory...
  • Kneeling and prostration are elements of prayer in many religions

    Q: Why is it Jews don't kneel to pray? I'm Jewish myself, and sometimes I feel the need to pray in this position, but I feel awkward, as I was taught not to do this. -- L., via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: The Hebrew Bible has evidence of kneeling in...
  • Israel's wary center

    Forty years ago this month, on a cold desert night, 700 Israeli paratroopers crossed the Suez Canal in rubber dinghies in a secret operation that was about to bring Israel its greatest military victory. It was the height of the Yom Kippur War, and the...
  • Why Netanyahu won't yield

     Why Netanyahu won't yield
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been labeled a warmonger, a wolf-crier and an opponent of peace at any price because of his policies on Iran. Here's what Netanyahu's critics say: His warnings of a bad deal are designed to undermine...
  • Yom Kippur, the unnecessary war?

    Maale Gamla, Israel — Was the Yom Kippur War, which began 40 years ago this month, inevitable? Documents newly released from the Israeli state archives and their integration with American archival material suggest that it wasn't. The records show...
  • Mmm ... bacon

    Mmm ... bacon
    Bacon-on-a-Stick. Ballgame. White Sox win. Until I see Jose Abreu, the team’s best offseason acquisition was unveiled on its list of new food offerings at U.S. Cellular Field: a piece of thick-cut, premium Danish bacon seasoned with black pepper....
  • "Golda's Balcony" comes to Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse

    "Golda's Balcony" comes to Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse
    This is a first for Tovah Feldshuh, who is starring in the one-woman show about Golda Meir opening at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse Wednesday, Jan. 22. “I’ve played lots of Jewish mothers, but never the mother of a state,”...
  • What Israel is really like

    Re “Apartheid in Israel? Hardly,” Opinion, Jan. 12 I was in west Jerusalem on the eve of Yom Kippur last year and had to seek care for an infection. The nurse, the doctor who treated me and the pharmacist who dispensed my medication were...