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Yom Kippur

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  • San Fernando Valley roundup: NoHo teen's death ruled an accident, Officials try to make Carmageddon II less noisy and Sherman Oaks residents try to stop synagogue construction

    San Fernando Valley roundup: NoHo teen's death ruled an accident, Officials try to make Carmageddon II less noisy and Sherman Oaks residents try to stop synagogue construction
    Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 26. Opponents of a Sherman Oaks synagogue had no problem filing a second lawsuit days before Yom Kippur.  The L.A. City Council previously approved the project, but on Monday, neighbors sought to...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad To Take UN Podium On Yom Kippur

    Iran's Ahmadinejad To Take UN Podium On Yom Kippur
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to come to the United Nations today and speak to the general assembly. Shocking to many as today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. There is strong negative reaction surrounding this,...
  • The whiplash of living with a 4-year-old

    The whiplash of living with a 4-year-old
    It can be emotional whiplash living with a 4-year-old. And not just because he's learning so much so fast that his brain gets overwhelmed fairly often. Take this morning, for example. We're cuddling on the couch, and he says to me, "Why is your tummy...
  • The God Squad: Faith far transcends claims that Jesus had a wife

    Q: I'm sure you've been following the story about a papyrus claiming that Jesus had a wife. What's your opinion about this? — M., Long Island. N.Y. A: In the midst of my intense Jewish immersion in the High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom...
  • On Faith: Fasting in modern world has value

    Fasting might seem a grim topic in the midst of the Orange County Fair, beach picnics and the start of the Olympic Games. But highly observant Jews took part last weekend in Tisha B'Av, a 25-hour fast from food and drink to mark the destruction of the...
  • Engaged: Emily Farbman and Ross Taylor

    Engaged: Emily Farbman and Ross Taylor
    Wedding Day: August 25, 2012 Her story: Emily Farbman, 25, grew up in Owings Mills. She lives in Canton and is in her fourth year of the audiology doctoral program at Towson University. Her father, Howard Farbman, is president of American Lumber Corp....
  • CMU candidate forum set

    Costa Mesa United has changed its City Council and Newport-Mesa school board candidates forum to Sept. 20. The previous date conflicted with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. The nonprofit is inviting all the candidates for the school board and Costa...
  • A house open to all

    A house open to all
    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Joan Schaeffer, president of Temple Israel of Greater Miami. Q: What are your duties as president? A: I'm the head lay leader. My duties vary quite a bit. I'...
  • 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...
  • Israel should keep the Golan Heights until Syria makes peace

    Israel should keep the Golan Heights until Syria makes peace
    Regarding Ramzi and Noura Hemady's recent commentary on Syria's Golan Heights, the authors ignore three critical facts when it comes to the ultimate possession of that disputed territory ("Let people of the Golan decide their fate," Feb. 8). First,...
  • 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...