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  • Can’t make it to shul for Kol Nidre? Join us LIVE online!

    October 2, 2014 | 5:10 pm

    On Oct. 3rd, Yom Kippur Eve, Rabbi Naomi Levy and Nashuva will lead a virtual congregation of over 100,000 people in the world’s largest Kol Nidre service being streamed live over the web at kolnidrelive.com.

    [RSVP for the FREE service here]

    Kol Nidre is the evening service of...

  • Study: Fasting on Yom Kippur doubles risk of premature birth

    by JTA

    September 29, 2014 | 3:44 pm

    Fasting on Yom Kippur in the later stages of pregnancy doubles a woman’s risk for premature delivery, according to a new Israeli study.

    Researchers at Soroka University Medical Center and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba reached the conclusion after studying the...

  • Two Rosh Hashanah services by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    September 24, 2014 | 8:59 pm

    Life Saving Judaism:

    A week ago, one of my dear friends from childhood, Camp Ramah and rabbinical school, lost his wife after a courageous three year battle with breast cancer. She was 42 years old, brilliant, successful, witty, cultured and a mother of two young sons. My wife...

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  • A Rosh Hashanah rap

    by Kosha Dillz aka Rami Even-Esh

    September 24, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    Fifty Seven Seventy Five  / is not the combo of my locker

    It’s also not the age of my Mother to Father 

    Not the goals of Brazil vs. German World Cup soccer

    It is the year of Israel/ kiss the land upon

    when I El-Al’ed her

    Sweet new year / for my future Jewish lovely

    That...

  • High Holy Days 5775: Jewish community shares life advice

    Jewish Journal

    September 24, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    As we look inward over the course of the High Holy Days, we also seek wisdom that might guide us forward in our lives. The Journal sought life advice from thoughtful people in our community and elsewhere, including a few no longer with us, all of whose words are worth remembering.

    ...
  • Where will you Tashlich?

    by Cyndi Bemel

    September 24, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    I love the annual ritual of tashlich, the symbolic casting away of the soul’s sins. As it involves a body of water — oceans, rivers, ponds — I like to think of it as an excuse for a hike … and a spiritual adventure.  

    The custom of self-reflection, traditionally performed on the...

  • Bargain-store table settings that look like a million bucks

    by Hanna Benrosh and Lirit Rosenzweig Topaz

    September 24, 2014 | 11:53 am

    The High Holy Days can be a very stressful, time-consuming and expensive season — especially if you are the host for Rosh Hashanah dinner or Yom Kippur break-the-fast.

    The idea of creating beautiful yet affordable table settings by using items from discount stores was born after...

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