I confess there’s something that’s always bothered me about this time of year, when we put such a big emphasis on reflecting on our mistakes. Why only now? Isn’t this something we should be doing all year? As a community, we certainly do plenty of it, through the very act of...
Fliers posted at UC Santa Barbara say Jews were behind 9/11 attacks
BREAKING: CDC confirms first ebola case diagnosed in United States
P.A. peace negotiator Erekat compares Netanyahu to ISIS leader
What did King David drink? Israeli wine researchers aim to revive ancient libations
Jewish families move into eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood
Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban
Lancet editor visiting Israel following outcry over anti-Israel letter
Israeli cargo ship blocked in Oakland Port docks in L.A.
August 21, 2013 | 12:37 pm
August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm
This week ushers in Elul, the month when Jews traditionally prepare for the High Holidays. In anticipation of the Day of Judgment, we judge ourselves, conducting a full cheshbon hanefesh (accounting of the soul). The Torah portion Re'eh can serve as a checklist for forgiveness,...