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  • Sticking to our labels

    By David Suissa

    October 3, 2012 | 11:58 am

    Is it possible to be religiously not religious? That question came to me the other day when I asked a friend what his synagogue plans were for the coming Holy Days.

    “Neilah,” he answered, referring to the last prayer of Yom Kippur.

    “That’s it?” I asked. “Anything else? What...

  • Teens, fasting and fainting

    By Louis Keene

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The minutes of Yom Kippur are ticking off the clock. Your knees are weak from standing for all of the Neilah service and your stomach begins to growl -- you've been fasting all day and your body wants food, needs food. You tell yourself, "I can go without food another hour. I always...