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  • VIDEO: Who shall live . . .

    By The Web Guy

    September 29, 2008 | 3:35 am

    A montage of news photos from 5768 plus cantorial and modern music take this version of the ‘Who shall live’ prayer into YouTube land.

    Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin is listed as the producer and http://whoshalllive.com is the web site.

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Leonard Cohen—‘Who by fire?’

    By The Web Guy

    September 28, 2008 | 6:35 pm

    Leonard Cohen in a live performance of his song ‘Who by fire?’ based on the High Holy Days U’Netaneh Tokef prayer.  Fantastic sax work by Sonny Rollins.

    More on the U’Netaneh Tokef prayer here, in the photo illustration of God’s iPhone.

  • 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...
  • Fast meals to beat the Kol Nidre rush

    September 18, 2008 | 2:25 am

    It's a scramble every year, but Jews somehow manage to beat the clock getting dinner to the table on Yom Kippur eve -- the most hurried meal on the holiday calendar.

    It isn't easy to conclude the evening meal with enough leeway to arrive at synagogue for the Kol Nidre service, which...
  • PETA slams N.Y. kapparot ritual [VIDEO]

    August 27, 2008 | 12:45 am

    PETA anti-kapporot video

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- For the second year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has complained about the High Holy Days ritual of swinging a chicken over one's head, a sin-transference ceremony.

    In a letter sent Monday to the New York agriculture...

  • Randy Pausch’s last lecture links morality and purpose

    August 13, 2008 | 11:58 pm

    Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Living your childhood dreams

    "Brick walls are there for a reason," wrote the late Dr. Randy Pausch, author of the best-selling book, "The Last Lecture." A computer scientist and former professor at the University of Virginia and Carnegie Mellon, Pausch...
  • Crocs rule as Yom Kippur shoe

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like many High Holy Days worshipers, Andrew Steinerman had traditionally dealt with the Yom Kippur prohibition on wearing leather footwear by turning to Converse's classic Chuck Taylor high-top canvas basketball shoe.

    Not anymore. This year the prominent Wall Street analyst sported a...

  • Transcendence—a true story for Yom Kippur

    By Julie G Fax

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Phil and Laura both look a lot like their mom, in different ways," remarks Abby Leibman, Philip and Laura Donney's legal guardian.

    Abby was trying to explain that for her, Phil and Laura evoke the presence of her twin sister, Nina Leibman, who 11 years ago was murdered by her...

  • The young—and the repentant

    By Dikla Kadosh

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Squeaky clean soap opera characters? Bland.

    Bed-hopping, social-ladder-climbing, gorgeous Jewish character coming clean for Yom Kippur? Spicy!

    Brad Carlton, the chiseled "golden boy" of the No. 1 rated CBS daytime soap, "The Young and the Restless," will wash away his sins (or at...

  • Sandy Koufax kippah—sports memorabilia that won’t get you arrested *

    By The Web Guy

    September 20, 2007 | 6:24 pm

    I’ve partied with rock stars and played poker with Hollywood heroes but I’m a fan of only one celebrity—Sandy Koufax.

    When Sandy refused to pitch on Yom Kippur during the 1965 World Series (the Dodgers won anyhow) he became an instant hero to Jewish boys like me across America.

  • Courting Forgiveness

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In this season of atonement, Jews of every stripe of observance stream into temples, synagogues, shteibels and shuls to recount their wrongs. Beating their breasts in repentance, they beg for absolution for the sins they have committed in their daily human interactions over the past...
  • What will your rabbi be talking about?

    By Jane Ulman

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Too late. To be continued. Get over it."

    Rabbi Laurence Goldmark, of the Reform Temple Beth Ohr in La Mirada, can summarize his main High Holy Days sermon in just those eight words. After 29 years at the shul, he plans to retire next summer, and he wants to take this season to...

  • Selma’s Sermon

    By David Suissa

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This is a big time of the year for sermons. Last year at this time, I wrote a column called "Words of Awe," comparing the different styles of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform sermons. I even previewed some of the sermons we could expect to hear here in the hood -- and I...
  • 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...
  • Shatner Horse Trek; Four of a Kind; Star Bright; Mayor Meets Mayor; Social Justice? Here I Am

    By Norma Zager

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Horse Trek

    William and Elizabeth Shatner made their first U.S. public appearance on behalf of the William and Elizabeth Shatner-Jewish National Fund Therapeutic Riding Consortium Endowment for Israel last week at "An Evening of Magical Information." The $10 million endowment will...

  • The Pearls’ bittersweet symphonies; Who shall die; An evangelical Yom Kippur

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Pearls' bittersweet symphonies
    Dear Friends and Family of Daniel Pearl, I wanted to say, how touched and inspired I am by Daniel Pearl and his family: Judea, Ruth and Maryanne ("Bittersweet Symphonies," Sept. 29). His legacy will live on and be a shining light to the world....
  • Easy smorgasbord to break the Yom Kippur fast

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    During Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a strict fast is observed -- no food or drink for 24 hours. So, it is always important to remember that the Yom Kippur Eve menu has special requirements.
    The prefast dinner should be quite light, ending with a delectable dessert to help the...
  • Orthodox youth not immune to high-risk lifestyles

    By Julie G Fax

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, Joel Bess gathered his group of 15 teenage boys and took them to the funeral of a 21-year-old who had died of an overdose. Like the teenagers, the youth who died was Orthodox and didn't fit the yeshiva mold and wound up on a path of high-risk behavior. After the...
  • Feathers fly as fugitive fowl frustrates Pico-Robertson

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For most of last week, a fugitive chicken mystified and delighted residents of the traditionally Jewish Pico-Robertson neighborhood.
    Rumors of its provenance flitted about for days, then came to perch on an especially good story:
    The chicken, according to neighborhood resident...
  • Atoning for the sin of rushing dinner to get to Kol Nidre

    By Linda Morel

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I consider Yom Kippur eve the sandwich holiday. Not because I would ever serve my family and friends sandwiches before going to synagogue on the eve of a solemn fast. I see the start of Yom Kippur this way, because it's sandwiched between two days of Rosh Hashanah celebrations and...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 30th

    Funny Jewess Rita Rudner takes a break from her regular Vegas shtick to entertain us Angelenos this evening. Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre hosts the comedian before she returns to the City o' Sin for a new contract with Harrah's on Oct. 2.

    8 p.m. $65. 24255...
  • Six self-help books seek to help you get sealed in the Book of Life

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 21, 2006 | 8:01 pm

    In these days of asking tough questions, taking stock, revisiting memories and trying to do better in 5767, books are essential tools. Several new works from different disciplines and traditions, some of which don't mention the words Days of Awe, lend new meaning to the holidays -- on caring for orphans, baking bread, deepening celebrations, understanding forgiveness, practicing kindness, exploring traditional liturgy and rituals.
  • September is a struggle for interfaith families

    By Jane Ulman

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Months before the High Holidays arrive, Patrick Patterson requests the days off for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from his job as a firefighter/paramedic with the Los Angeles City Fire Department. A few days before, he reviews the entire High Holiday machzor, or prayer book, so...
  • Jewish bond doesn’t draw all to Holiday observances

    By Tom Tugend

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    They include a law professor, a newspaper editor, a computer scientist, an architect and a retired Army colonel.
    However diverse, they have one thing in common: They generally do not attend synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
    Yet they are neither self-denying...
  • Area synagogues weigh benefits, pitfalls of High Holidays security

    By Marc Ballon

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi David Eliezrie has peyos, a beard and wears a black hat and a long black coat. "I look pretty Jewish," quips Eliezrie, senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Meir HaCohen/North County Chabad Center in Yorba Linda.
    If an anti-Semite were intent on lashing out at Jews, Eliezrie...
  • Al Qaeda urges Israel attacks; Israeli Arab lawmakers represent Hamas in court

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Al Qaeda Urges Israel Attacks
  • Polish the Soul for Elul

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I spent the first three days of Elul polishing a lamp that has hung in the upstairs stairwell of my home for 80 years. I thought that the lamp was made out of cast iron, but discovered after applying a mixture of abrasive compounds and elbow grease, that it was crafted of shiny...

  • Rabbi David Baron vs Mad Mel in Yom Kippur Pulpit Match

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When I initially heard that Rabbi David Baron had approached Mel Gibson to give him the opportunity to apologize for his anti-Semitic remarks, my immediate reaction was that Yom Kippur was a perfect occasion to bring him before his congregation to atone ("What I Really Asked Mel...

  • What I Really Asked Mel Gibson

    By Rabbi David Baron

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Can an alcoholic who was poisoned with his father's anti-Semitism use a moment of naked exposure to confront his bigotry? Can he ever hope to cleanse himself of this deeply-seated hatred or is he forever doomed?

    Will he turn his life around and begin using his celebrity and wealth...

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah - From Saccharine to Satire.

    By Mark Oppenheimer

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In "The Chosen Image: Television's Portrayal of Jewish Themes and Characters" (1999), Jonathan and Judith Pearl argue that, although Hollywood movies tend to depict the bar and bat mitzvah as trivial or materialistic ("The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz," "The Wedding Singer," the...

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