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Yom Kippur

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  • The God Squad: No belly buttons for Adam and Eve

    Q: What, in your opinion, was the reason the early church allowed religious art to show Adam and Eve with belly buttons? — D., Buffalo, N.Y. via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: Good point. Adam should have a "rib button" and Eve should have had no...
  • Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League

    Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League
    Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
  • Egyptian troops, protesters clash ahead of Sunday celebrations

    CAIRO — Clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood flared Friday near Cairo’s Tahrir Square and several other locales, reviving bitter animosities that have simmered in the seven weeks since the army...
  • Letters: Yom Kippur War in context

    Re "An unnecessary war?," Opinion, Oct. 10 Yigal Kipnis omits important context about the events leading up to the 1973 Yom Kippur War between Egypt and Israel. Recall that in 1957, Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip to Egypt in...
  • Letters: Another view of e-cigarettes

    Re "New product, old concerns," Letters, Oct. 8 Raymond J. Melrose, a USC pathology professor emeritus, advocates regulating "e-cigarettes just like it does other tobacco products until these can be proved safe." For people who are already addicted to...
  • Letters: Sharing the chores at home

    Re "Dad is helping out more; Mom is still exhausted," Oct. 9 I am proud to be the wife of a husband who has never "helped" me with child care and housework. Instead, my husband and I have lovingly "shared" these responsibilities. Until we change our...
  • Letters: Syria as a jihadist stronghold

    Re "Syria could be haven for radicals," Oct. 8 That Syria might become an Islamist stronghold, especially if President Bashar Assad falls — which our geniuses in Washington are now worried about — is no news to this layman. We saw this...
  • Letters: Why the Jordanian option won't work

    Re "The two-stage option," Opinion, Oct. 11 Dani Dayan's two-stage solution relies on Jordan's cooperation with Israel to keep the Palestinians under control. However, the Jordanian government has repeatedly rejected this option since it withdrew from...
  • Israeli army fires warning shots into Syria

     
    JERUSALEM -- Israel fired warning shots into Syria on Sunday after an apparently errant mortar shell struck an Israeli military post in the Golan Heights, the latest example of regional spillover from Syria’s civil unrest. The Syrian mortar caused...
  • Obama Hesitates As Assad Boldly Advances

    On Wednesday, Qusair fell to the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Qusair is a strategic town that connects Damascus with Assad's Alawite heartland on the Mediterranean, with its ports and Russian naval base. It's a major strategic shift. Assad's forces...
  • Smallest Jewish congregation in U.S. struggles to survive in central Illinois

     Smallest Jewish congregation in U.S. struggles to survive in central Illinois
    — Proud to be known as the heart of the Illinois Bible Belt, the residents of Mattoon fill dozens of Christian churches. There's also one Jewish congregation, which has the distinction of being the smallest Reform synagogue in North America. The...