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Yom Kippur

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  • 'The Jewish Hunger Games: Kvetching Fire' trailer debuts for Yom Kippur - Watch the hilarious parody

     
    Saturday (Sept. 14) is the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, where Jews fast for 24 hours to atone for their sins. In order to take your minds off of your grumbling tummies, we present to you "The Jewish Hunger Games: Kvetching Fire" trailer....
  • Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?

    Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?
    The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles. Readers have noticed --...
  • Broadway Box Office: September Doldrums Dog Sales

    It was the same old song of September at the Broadway box office last week -- pretty much the same verse as the prior frame, as Rialto sales held generally steady with minor upticks at several individual titles. The weeks immediately following Labor...
  • Thursday's football games to be made up Friday or Monday

    Thursday's football games to be made up Friday or Monday
    Thursday afternoon's thunderstorms postponed a lot of high school football games around the area, and those games are scheduled to be made up Friday and Monday. Some are in progress. Others never got started. Anne Aundel County's entire slate of games...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Spider-Man' Leads Broadway's Labor Day Pains

    The autumn back-to-school slump hit Broadway hard last week, with overall box office totals falling like leaves -- and superhero tuner "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" emerging as the production with perhaps the most cause for concern. The musical,...
  • Heat cancels games in Baltimore City, County and Howard County

    Heat cancels games in Baltimore City, County and Howard County
    Baltimore City and Baltimore County public schools closed two hours early Wednesday because of the heat, so all games are postponed and all practices are canceled. Also, with Howard County experiencing a Code Red heat index, all outside athletic...
  • Orthodox Jewish chicken-killing ritual draws protests

    Orthodox Jewish chicken-killing ritual draws protests
    In a parking lot behind a Pico Boulevard building, inside a makeshift tent of metal poles and tarps, a man in a white coat and black skullcap grabs a white-feathered hen under the wings and performs an ancient ritual. He circles the chicken in the air...
  • Talk back: Should chickens be sacrificed for religious purposes?

    Talk back: Should chickens be sacrificed for religious purposes?
    For many years, some orthodox Jews have performed ritual chicken sacrifice in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. The practice, known variously as kaparot, kapparot or kaparos, was originally meant to jolt practitioners...
  • Syrian crisis casts shadow over Jewish holidays

    Syrian crisis casts shadow over Jewish holidays
    According to Jewish tradition, those who atone over the High Holidays for the sins of the past year will be granted peace, prosperity and life. As thousands of area Jews prepare to begin the solemn season Wednesday night amid high tensions in the Middle...
  • All Anne Arundel County football games postponed to Friday

    The showdown between two of Anne Arundel County's top football teams — No. 11 Arundel and host No. 4 Old Mill — was postponed Thursday because of thunderstorms. All other games in the county were also postponed and¬†will be made up at 4 p.m....
  • Yom Kippur 2013 observances include food donations

    Yom Kippur 2013 observances include food donations
    Manna House, an agency that supports Baltimore's poor and needy, supplies 50,000 meals to the homeless every year, and executive director Saleem Gauhar calls it a privilege to do so. It's also not easy, he says. It's something his organization could...