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Yom Kippur

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  • 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...
  • Mayo on WLRN 91.3 FM radio show Friday

    Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing as a guest on The Florida Roundup radio show today on the local NPR affiliate, WLRN-FM (91.3). The show airs from noon-1 p.m. Topics: Rick Scott's anti-tax 'listening tour,' budget season for local government...
  • 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...
  • Rosh Hashanah observations slated in Glendale, Pasadena

    Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week. The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept....
  • High Holy Days observances set

    Jewish communities in Newport Beach are preparing to celebrate the High Holy Days next week. Temple Isaiah, which shares facilities with Harbor Christian Church at 2401 Irvine Ave., invites anyone interested to attend Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur...