More than just a series of days on a calendar, or merely an occasion for the obligatory visit to synagogue, the High Holy Days offer a month-long opportunity for self-reflection, communal prayer and ritual that together allow us each to create our own spiritual journey. This page is...
Tag: Yom Kippur
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Traditionally, the weeks leading up to the High Holy Days are a time of account settling for Jews, marked by personal reflection, repentance and prayer.
But how about some Jewish yoga to get the ball rolling? Why not try some visualization exercises or Jewish meditation?
September 13, 2011 | 6:01 pm
Aish brings together rhythm, beats and davening for their Rosh Hashanah ‘in the house tonight’ dancing spectacle that parodies LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem. Here’s the chorus from the lyrics, but be sure to watch the video for the full effect.
Rosh Hashanah’s in the house tonight
All the world is passing through the light
Let’s all get written in the book of Life
Shana Tova—it’s High Holiday time
August 31, 2011 | 1:50 pm
June 6, 2011 | 10:56 am
Israel will extend Daylight Savings Time to the beginning of October instead of ending on the Sunday before Yom Kippur.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced the decision Monday following the recommendation of an advisory committee.
The issue came to a head last summer when the...
April 8, 2011 | 2:52 pm
A man who threatened to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), speaking of his “final Yom Kippur,” was sentenced to two years in prison.
The Washington Post on Friday quoted prosecutors as saying Norman LeBoon, 33, of Philadelphia, must also complete three years of supervision after his...
January 4, 2011 | 10:25 am
Jewish marathon runners are racing to complain about the timing of the Chicago Marathon, which is set for the day after Yom Kippur.
The runners have called and sent e-mails to the Bank of America Chicago, the marathon’s sponsor, saying that they will not be able to take in enough...
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Israel will close the West Bank for the Yom Kippur holiday, its army said.
The crossings will close from midnight Thursday until midnight Saturday “in accordance with security assessments adopted by the defense establishment,” according to an Israel Defense Forces statement.
Those needing medical attention will be allowed to cross into Israel, according to the statement. Humanitarian aid, as well as doctors, medical personnel, NGO members, attorneys and other professionals, will be coordinated by the Civil Administration.
September 3, 2010 | 11:21 am
A group of Jewish interfaith educators is asking rabbis to talk about Islam next Shabbat.
A letter signed by six prominent rabbis and scholars points out that Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, falls on Sept. 11, the ninth anniversary of the terrorist...
September 29, 2009 | 2:25 pm
What lessons are still to be learned from a war Israel fought 36 years ago today?
As Haaretz.com reported, Israel marked on Tuesday the 36th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, one of the most costly and traumatic conflicts in the country’s history.
At a state ceremony at Israel’s...
September 7, 2009 | 5:35 pm
Religion has a central place in many horror movies—think of “The Omen,” “The Exorcist,” “Carrie,” “Seven” and my favorite, “Rosemary’s Baby.” It isn’t difficult to suggest reasons why. Pageantry, sublimated sexuality, suffering, sin, death—these are core elements of most religions...
September 4, 2009 | 5:51 pm
Got New Year’s plans? Celebrating Rosh Hashanah this year might depend heavily on what services are within budget. The high cost of synagogue tickets will result in many people looking for alternative and affordable services. There are other options out there and it is only a...
May 1, 2009 | 6:13 pm
Move over Bocelli. Adam Lambert’s rendition of “The Prayer,” which he sang on the holiest evening of the Jewish calendar (Kol Nidre) may send Italian tenors back to training. Listen to his duet with Temple of the Arts’ cantor, Illysia Pierce here.
October 16, 2008 | 1:23 am
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October 13, 2008 | 2:13 am
What a great way to start the Jewish New Year!
Britney’s new video has premiered and as one of her longtime fans, I definitely believe that Britney is beginning to do teshuva (repentance). Actually, her teshuva has already been reported by the press, who quote an interview to be...
October 2, 2008 | 4:26 am
From the 23-year-old Brit’s YouTube page:
My name is Alistair Cohen and I am an aspiring television presenter. This video was created for showreel material and to spread some Jewish knowledge around a bit.
Please don’t hesitate to leave any feedback or comments, and if you are watching this and may know of any presenting work available, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks for watching.
October 1, 2008 | 11:36 pmOnline Dating Addict
"True Confessions of an Online Dating Addict" -- "Cathy" it's not (Sept. 26). It's brilliant, and one of the smartest singles columns I've read. I love reading each week's adventure. Klein's journey is familiar, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so....
October 1, 2008 | 11:19 pmI had this crazy dream the other night where all across my neighborhood, in all the Jewish homes and on all the dining tables, the only thing being served to celebrate the High Holy Days was brown rice and seaweed.
I'm not sure where this Spartan nightmare came from, but if I had to...
October 1, 2008 | 11:15 pmIs it just me, or does Yom Kippur seem to arrive earlier and more frequently these days?
I feel like I've barely had time to recover from one when the next one's announced, and then I have to toughen up and refrain from saying things like "oh no, not again," in front of my kids,...
October 1, 2008 | 10:28 pm
Mayor: Building inspectors need better training, increased sensitivity -- and no more Yom Kippur showdowns
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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...
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...