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  • Labor’s New Favorite

    By Eric Silver

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    At times of crisis, Israelis reach for a general. Public anxiety brought Moshe Dayan to the Defense Ministry on the eve of the 1967 Six-Day War, Yitzhak Rabin to the premiership after the traumatic near-defeat in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the aging Ariel Sharon to power in the...

  • To Live Again

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Yom Kippur is much more than saying, I'm sorry, said Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, the well-known theologian, author and speaker who will be in Orange County on Aug. 12 to talk about preparing spiritually for the High Holidays.

    Kushner, 59, who has championed institutional and personal...

  • Men in Black

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The 74th Annual Academy Awards program will be remembered, at least by me, for women's gowns with faux see-through gauze fronts and men's suit jackets down to the knees.

    Sunday night. For my town, Malibu, Oscar night is a kind of Yom Kippur. Roads are deserted; the local restaurants...

  • There’s Other Fish in the Sea

    By Linda Morel

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Although most American Jews break the Yom Kippur fast with bagels and lox, there is no reason why the menu has to be limited to what has become for many people, everyday fare, the equivalent of Jewish fast food.

    "I know you're supposed to break the fast with smoked fish," says a...

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  • Why I Love Yom Kippur

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    To many if not most Jews, Yom Kippur is an enormous drag. You're not supposed to eat or drink, which, considering how food-centered most other Jewish holidays are, just seems weird. If you don't eat, you wind up with a nasty headache by midafternoon. If you do eat, you feel guilty,...

  • Holy Day Matchmaking

    By Tom Tugend

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In the closely knit Iranian Jewish community of Los Angeles, just about everybody shows up on Yom Kippur for a day of devout prayer -- and for boy to meet girl.

    More accurately put, it's the day when the family with a young man of marriageable age looks over the families with...

  • Yom Kippur

    By Rabbi Naomi Levy

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    And now comes Yom Kippur. We watch in horror and pain as people search desperately for their loved ones. We mourn as body after body is removed from the rubble. Our hope for recovering survivors diminishes by the hour. Our eyes are full of tears, our hearts are full of pain, and our...

  • Terror, Grief and Awe

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In past Yom Kippurs I've been known to bring a stack of books with me to synagogue, works both historic and intellectual, to focus on when neither prayer nor imagination can fill the time. Not this year.

    The terror, grief and awe of Sept. 11 will preoccupy my thoughts for many long...

  • The Yom Kippur War

    By Rob Eshman

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    According to the Hebrew calendar, this Yom Kippur marks the 28th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. It's an unrounded number, the kind of date that might otherwise go unnoticed if it weren't for the fact that America has just entered its own version of that war.

    Then, on Oct. 6,...

  • Guide for the Depressed

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The High Holy Days are a time for contemplation, a time to give thanks, to repent for the wrongs of the past year and seek forgiveness from those you may have hurt and especially from God.

    But what if you're not feeling either grateful or repentant? What if the past year has been...

  • Taking the Schmaltz Out of Our Food

    By Beverly Levitt

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At sundown on Monday we usher in the happiest day of our calendar, Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. For the next 10 days we'll be called upon to reexamine our lives -- to wake up and not only smell the roses, but plant them for other people to enjoy.

    The Days of Awe end at sundown...

  • High Holy Day Help

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I was tired, I was bored and I hated wearing pantyhose. I stood up and sat down at the right times, and even hummed along to the some of the prayers, but in my head, I was replaying scenes from my favorite movies and wishing I was home playing video games.

    Ah, the High Holy Days....

  • A Bloody Wait

    By Rob Eshman

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With the Palestinian murder of two 14-year-old Jews, Yaakov Nathan Mandell and Yosef Ishran, and the killing by Israeli fire of 4-month-old Iman Hejjo, the cycle of violence in Israel seems primal and unstoppable. Blood cries out for blood, the wails of parents drown the speeches...

  • Roman Holiday

    By Ivor Davis

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    On Yom Kippur, my wife Sally and I went to shul just around the corner from the Vatican. It was a visit we will not soon forget. The imposing Comunita Ebraica di Roma Synagogue (the Great Synagogue of Rome) sits just off the Piazza del Firori close to the Tiber River and spitting...

  • There to Stay

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It's Yom Kippur in Israel, and former Los Angeles resident Eve Harow talks about the atmosphere in her adopted homeland of 12 years.



    "The mood is somber," says Harow. "We're somewhere between normal life and war."

    Harow and her husband, Earl, live with their seven children in...

  • Called Into Question

    By Yuval Rotem

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Yom Kippur 1973. Israel is attacked on the holiest day of the Jewish year and struggles for its survival. Yom Kippur 2000. Israeli civilians and soldiers are attacked, and Jewish holy sites are desecrated. A bloodbath has been thrust upon us.

    Yom Kippur - a time of personal...

  • Persian Pursuasion

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On any given weekday, Elat Market, the Pico-Robertson supermarket, is already a hub of hustle and bustle for the Persian community. So one can imagine the human traffic on the Friday morning before Yom Kippur - getting ready before Shabbat and yontiff. Standing outside the market on...

  • The Neurobiology of Teshuvah

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As a scientist and a believer in human progress, I have been concerned about how well the established process of teshuvah (repentance) has worked. Yom Kippur after Yom Kippur - in fact, since the 11th century - we have recited the same confessional prayer, "Al Chet." If we were any...

  • The Lessons of Yom Kippur

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Today you die. No one pronounces that horrible sentence on Yom Kippur, but it is true. Yom Kippur reenacts death. We wear white, like the shrouds we will one day be buried in. We do not eat, wash, procreate; we are as corpses. We recite the "Unetaneh Tokef," filled with graphic, even...
  • My Father’s Blessing

    By Yaakov Arnold

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On Sunday, as is the custom in my family, I will receive a Yom Kippur blessing from my father. The image of my father gathering me in his tallis, placing his hands on my head and asking God to grant me a good year is one of my fondest childhood memories. My father concludes his...
  • Breaking the Fast

    By Judy Zeidler

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins at sundown on Sunday, Oct. 8, during which time a strict fast is observed

    Prior to the fast, it is customary to serve a family dinner consisting of simple foods prepared with a minimum of salt and spices.

    After the fast, dairy foods are...

  • Unaffiliated? How to find the right synagogue for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every fall, hundreds of Jews who don't belong to synagogues fan out across greater Los Angeles for a once-a-year dip into Jewish worship, buying tickets or wangling free seats at services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Some are motivated by parents, others tag along with friends;...

  • Unaffiliated? How to find the right synagogue for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every fall, hundreds of Jews who don't belong to synagogues fan out across greater Los Angeles for a once-a-year dip into Jewish worship, buying tickets or wangling free seats at services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Some are motivated by parents, others tag along with friends;...

  • Ticket prices

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Ticket prices are for the full series, including Rosh Hashanah evening and morning, Yom Kippur evening, and all day on Yom Kippur. Many synagogues offer tickets for single services, and many will nego-tiate. And remember, whatever you pay for holiday tickets is a tax-deductible...

  • The Power of Advertising

    By Larry Derfner

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    About 1,000 people crammed into Jerusalem's Kol Haneshama Reform synagogue for Yom Kippur services, while another 500 or so listened in the courtyard outside.

    "My own father couldn't get in," said Rabbi David Ariel-Joel, assistant director of Israel's Reform movement. "Neither could...

  • On Blaming Evil

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    On a beautiful Sunday morning before Yom Kippur, my friend Diane and I took a walk down the bikeway near the beach. I was just thinking how peaceful and clean the old honky-tonk neighborhood near Venice seemed when Diane flinched.

    "Did you hear that? That guy muttered, 'Let's kill all...

  • Let’s Celebrate! It’s Yom Kippur!

    By Julie G Fax

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In the waning hours of Yom Kippur, the last rays of sun cast long shadows through the stained-glass windows. It is time for "Ne'ila," the final prayer in a day filled with prayer, when the gates on high, opened especially wide for this day, begin their final closing.

    So still, so...

  • Advice for the Yom Kippur Fast

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    An expert at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center hasinvaluable advice for your Yom Kippur fast.

    According to Dr. Elliot Berry, head of clinical nutrition at theHebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, there are a number ofthings you can do in advance to ease your fasting:

      ...

  • Strangers No More

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Each Yom Kippur, a vestigial loneliness creeps over me. I achingly feel that my parents and family are back East; that my cousins live in Japan; that some of my dearest are dead. On this day, dispersion and alienation seeps in, and I cling to my community like fog to the shore. And...
  • Sisters Recapture Their Heritage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Gloria Hernandez Trujillo, 51, grew up in what she thought was a traditional Catholic home in Monterey Park. Her mother sent the children to mass and catechism classes at Our Lady of Solitude church in East Los Angeles. Trujillo made her first communion at the age of 8, wearing the...
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