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Yom Kippur

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  • In search of 'Jewish Jocks'

    Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane." You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
  • U.N. mission in Golan Heights may be next casualty of Syrian war

    A United Nations mission that has patrolled a zone of separation between Israel and Syria for four decades is at risk of becoming the latest casualty in the grinding bloodbath between Syrian President Bashar Assad's military and the rebels fighting to...
  • Fears grow of clash between Israel and Syria

    JERUSALEM — Fears about a possible escalation of violence between Israel and Syria grew Sunday amid renewed Israeli threats to destroy Syrian weapons caches and Syria's warnings of retaliation. After decades of relative calm along the two nations&...
  • Yom Kippur, Jewish Day of Atonement, begins at sundown tonight

     
    The Jewish Daily Forward reports on how Jewish Israelis plan to observe the most solemn of Jewish holidays: Sixty-four percent of Jewish Israelis will fast and 46 percent will pray on Yom Kippur, according to a survey. According to Ynet News, which...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown tweets that he signed social media privacy bills

     
    Gov. signs social media privacy bills...
  • Jerry Brown OKs bills to expand renewable energy in California

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown signs energy-related bills...
  • The God Squad: From a non-Muslim, praise of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...
  • 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...
  • Talking heads add power to dark 'No Place on Earth' ★★ 1/2

    Talking heads add power to dark 'No Place on Earth' ★★ 1/2
    The story told by Janet Tobias' documentary "No Place on Earth" is enough to transcend the film's limitations. With human drama like this, it sounds almost absurd to get hung up on artistic choices and filmmaking technique. Almost. In 1993, a New Yorker...
  • Sunrise Pita and Grill - Go ahead and stuff your falafel

    Sunrise Pita and Grill - Go ahead and stuff your falafel
    Sunrise Pita and Grill was the perfect spot to discover on the week of Yom Kippur. At this restaurant, you can get a bellyful of kosher food that will leave you satisfied while leaving your wallet similarly stuffed. Open since 1988, Sunrise Pita sits...
  • Around Town: Postcard from Annapolis

    This post has been updated. See note below. Right after Yom Kippur, we headed to our country's Naval Academy on a red-eye flight, or, as Virgin America puts it, “a midnight journey.” The stars were bright as we crossed the country. The...