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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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Jewish War Veteran Shares Personal Reflections On Liberation Of Dachau

    A Greater Hartford synagogue invites the public to hear personal reflections about liberating Dachau Concentration Camp from Jewish War Veteran and West Hartford resident Ben Cooper. Cooper's presentation will be part of a special Selichot evening on...
  • 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...
  • Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies

    Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies
    Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85. Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
  • Interview with Ariel Sharon

    (NOTICE. For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tribune.com.) Cal Thomas conducted an interview with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Oct. 12, 2003 in which...
  • Last of the old lions: Scenes from a life -- and death

    The life of Ariel Sharon, better known in Israel as Arik, has ended at long, long last after eight comatose years lost to everyone but himself. It was a life almost co-extensive with that of the State of Israel, or at least its army. And some would...
  • 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...