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  • A range of free High Holy Days services

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    September 16, 2016 | 1:24 pm

    Rosh Hashanah, which means “Head of the Year,” is observed this year from nightfall on Oct. 2 to nightfall on Oct. 4. On the Hebrew calendar, it occurs on the first and second days in the month of Tishrei. This Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the new year of 5777. 

    Rosh Hashanah...

  • Power of Yizkor

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 3, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    I suppose that Kol Nidrei is still the best-attended service of the Jewish calendar, but surely the memorial service known as Yizkor is a close second. After all, Yizkor — which means “May God remember…” — is the moment when we are invited to recall in solemn prayer the loved ones...

  • Mayor: Building inspectors need better training, increased sensitivity -- and no more Yom Kippur showdowns

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2008 | 4:00 am

    One year after an emotional incident in which city building inspectors sought to halt Kol Nidrei services for Orthodox worshippers at a Hancock Park service, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has followed up with a report with recommendations designed to increase sensitivity and prevent...
  • City Building & Safety inspectors briefly interrupt Kol Nidrei services at Hancock Park shul

    By Tom Tugend

    September 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

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    Rabbi Daniel Korobkin was conducting Kol Nidrei services for some 200 Orthodox worshippers at Yeshivas Yavneh last Friday, when shortly after 8 p.m. two inspectors from the Los Angeles City Department of Building...

  • The Married Charedi and Me

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I met Oren after watching "Kol Nidrei," a new play by Israeli playwright Yehoshua Sobol. The play is about Charedi (ultra-Orthodox)

    Jews who lead double lives -- as Bnei Brak yeshiva bochers by day and Tel Aviv bar-hoppers by Friday night. "Kol Nidrei" is inspired by real life, and...