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Yom Kippur

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mardi Gras kicks off another Comedy Challenge

    Mardi Gras kicks off another Comedy Challenge
     If your luck at the casino makes you cry, at least Mardi Gras Casino has a way to make your laugh. The fourth annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge has kicked off, offering eight weekends of comedy, climaxing with John Heffron on Nov. 8. (I know that...
  • What is happening to our world?

    What is happening to our world?
    The lights dimmed in Britain and various other European counties at 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the War to End All Wars. At 11 p.m., Aug. 4, 1914 England declared war on Germany. Trench...
  • 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...
  • Synagogue to open Jewish outreach center

    With almost 90 percent of Broward County's Jewish community not affiliated with a synagogue, Ramat Shalom in Plantation will open The Sam and Laura Hoffman Center for Jewish Life in September to provide spiritual direction and perform Jewish life cycle...
  • 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...
  • Preparing for the Jewish New Year

    Instead of enjoying a last afternoon off before school starts, children of Temple Beth Tikvah gathered at the Greenacres synagogue on Sunday to polish the silver religious items to be used during the upcoming High Holidays. The upcoming Jewish Holiday of...
  • Brightening seniors' High Holidays

    The High Holidays, the most important period of prayer, reflection and celebration for Jews around the world, begin with Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, on the evening of Sept. 24, and end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most solemn day of...
  • Daniel Gordis: Netanyahu the only clear loser of the Gaza war

    Daniel Gordis: Netanyahu the only clear loser of the Gaza war
    Back in 2009, Israel was festooned with election campaign banners that read, "A Strong Leader for a Strong Nation." They were Benjamin Netanyahu's banners, which, even if he had them in stock today, he would not dare use. We have reached the Morning...