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Yom Kippur

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  • 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?

     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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plantation maintains Yom Kippur as paid day off

    Plantation maintains Yom Kippur as paid day off
    What's a fair benefit when the taxpayers are footing the bill? Plantation gives its employees 11 paid holidays a year, plus vacation time. The list includes the typical national holidays of Christmas and Fourth of July, but tradition here is to give Yom...
  • 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...