Jewish Journal

  • Cast Thy Sins Away

    By Amy Klein

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    If you've ever been to Ocean Parkway -- that long thoroughfare traversing all neighborhoods Brooklyn, connecting the BQE from "The City" (Manhattan), to the Belt Parkway from Long Island -- you'd have seen the two "island" streets lining the two outer streets like an Israeli flag,...

  • Pomegranates: The Healthy, Spiritual High Holiday Fruit

    By Gaby Wenig

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When you cut open a pomegranate, first removing its turreted crown, then scoring its red, leathery skin, before breaking it apart under water (so the juices won't squirt and stain your clothes), you are presented with sacks of glistening, abundant garnet fruit caviar.

    These fruit...

  • Sukkah of Change

    By Rabbi Michael Gotlieb

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    By design, the sukkah is a temporary structure. For one full week, we are commanded to live in makeshift huts, leaving behind the "solid" comforts of home. As if the message of the High Holy Days weren't strong enough -- that life is exceedingly fragile and temporary -- Sukkot...


    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm


    Hebrew for forgiveness, Selichot services are a time of preparation for the New Year, generally held after the conclusion of Shabbat prior to Rosh Hashanah.

    Sat./September 23

    Kehillat Israel: 10 p.m. "Becoming and Believing" Selichot service 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific...

  • Holiday Spirit All Year Long

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The High Holy Days are always a special time of year, not in a warm and fuzzy way, but in a meaningful, introspective manner, a time when our awareness of how we treat others - in addition to how we treat ourselves - is heightened. This is the time of year when we take stock of the...

  • Campus Choices

    By Julie Kraim

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As the High Holy Days approach, finding a place to attend services becomes especially pressing for college students. Fortunately, the area's many colleges and universities not only offer services to students (usually through Hillel) but to community members as well. It's a win-win...

  • Balancing Acts

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A common complaint of the unaffiliated Jew is having to buy tickets for the High Holy Days services they choose to attend. They see it as being required to "pay to pray" and often get quite huffy about what they see as a predatory hunger for cash on the part of synagogues.


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