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  • September 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 25, 2012 | 12:10 am

    In-depth

    Stopping Tehran's Nuclear March

    Writing in the National Interest, Peter Brookes warns that the U.S. must toughen its policy if it really wishes to halt Iran's atomic program. 

    Unfortunately, after nearly ten years of negotiating with Iran over its previously...

  • Jews asked to pray for end to Iranian nuclear threat

    September 24, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Jews are being urged to pray during Yom Kippur services for an end to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

    The Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America are asking their congregations to dedicate time during their High Holy Days services despite the fact that “Yom...

  • L.A. eruv downed for Yom Kippur

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    For weeks, the warnings on Freeway signs have been advising motorists about the second weekend-long closure of the 405 Freeway on Sept. 29-30. But for observant Jews living in Los Angeles, there’s a separate hassle looming a few days earlier, and the warnings have been announced in...

  • Israel’s alt Yom Kippur

    September 19, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    With its lively beaches, all-night clubs and restaurants serving ham and shrimp, Tel Aviv is a city known more for its Speedos than its spirituality.

    And while observant Jews may spend Yom Kippur praying in synagogues, secular Israelis are more likely to spend the Day of...

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  • A Memorial Prayer for Yom Kippur

    September 19, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    I haven’t forgotten you, even though it’s been some time now since I’ve seen your face, touched your hand, heard your voice. You are with me all the time.

    I used to think you left me. I know better now. You come to me. Sometimes in fleeting moments I feel your presence close by....

  • The Meaning of Memory: A Yizkor Reflection

    September 19, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    I grew up in a home filled with food and love and laughter and music and Yiddishkayt and stories. I was the youngest of four kids and we were part of a tribe in Boro Park, Brooklyn, with my uncle Nat’s family living on the floor above us, my uncle Ruby’s family living next door to...

  • Hillel Tigay: The Rock Cantor

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 19, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    This article was updated October 9: It’s 9 p.m. on a Thursday night at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, a state-of-the-art recording facility normally leased to musicians such as Mick Jagger or John Fogerty, or lately, Adele; artists whose grandeur requires the...

  • Who will live, who will die?

    By Dennis Prager

    September 19, 2012 | 11:56 am

    You don’t have to be a Jewish scholar to note a glaring difference between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Jan. 1, the secular New Year.

    The former is solemn while the latter is boisterous. And one reason for Rosh Hashanah’s solemnity is the central question that it...

  • Feasting after fasting

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 19, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a holiday for serious fasting — no food or drink for 25 hours. At the end of the day, our thoughts inevitably turn to what we want to eat at sundown to break the fast.          

    When I spoke with several friends about Yom Kippur foods they...

  • Sept. 21-27

    By Ryan Torok

    September 19, 2012 | 10:49 am

    [SAT SEPT 22]

    “Wtf Live!” @ Riot 
    Marc Maron’s refreshingly honest — not to mention popular — podcast features one-on-one interviews with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Tonight, the stand-up comedian hosts “WTF With Marc Maron” before a live audience as part of...

  • A family in grief chooses life

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 19, 2012 | 10:36 am

    In July, Ivonne Goldberg was at the park with her 3-year-old son, Mikey, and with Nofar Mekonen, a sunny 14-year-old girl visiting from Israel. Nofar was chatting on and on about her trip to Los Angeles, her family, her school.  

    “Where did you get your English?” Ivonne asked...

  • Embracing the Awkward

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    September 19, 2012 | 7:00 am

    In my blog post on Wednesday last week I proclaimed that I was ready for the High Holy Days. “Been there, done that,” I thought, “I have done my usual activities, I know what to expect, and I am prepared.” Then God laughed.

    Late Wednesday afternoon, I received an email from a...

  • The sin of slander

    September 12, 2012 | 2:37 pm

    V’al chet she-hatanu l’fanekha bil’shon ha-ra, “And for the sin we have committed before You through slander” — over the course of Yom Kippur we say these words over and over again as we recite the Viddui (Confessional) quietly to ourselves and then aloud communally. As we say...

  • High Holy Days: In the rabbis’ words

    By JewishJournal.com

    September 12, 2012 | 10:55 am

    5772

    This year, we return to the wisdom offered by our rabbis during the High Holy Days in years past.  What follows are excerpts from some exceptional sermons and High Holy Days writings; many more voices could have been included, of course, but we hope this will inspire you to...

  • High Holy Day services guide: Family services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, College, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services

    SUN SEPT 16 — EREV ROSH HASHANAH

    ROSH HASHANAH FESTIVAL
    Sun. 3-4 p.m. Free. Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd.,...

  • High Holy Day services guide: College services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    For other services, visit our Alternative, Family, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services

    SUN SEPT 16 — EREV ROSH HASHANAH

    USC HILLEL
    Hillel invites USC students to celebrate the High Holy Days. Sun. 6:30 p.m. $18...

  • High Holy Day services guide: Alternative services

    By JewishJournal

    August 24, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    For other services, visit our College, Family, Free, Kever Avot, Selichot and Tashlich calendars.

    Click here to skip to free Kol Nidre services

    SUN SEPT 16 — EREV ROSH HASHANAH

    METIVTA
    Led by Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the “Kirtan Rabbi.” Sun. 7 p.m. $50 (includes tonight’s service...

  • At joint iftar celebration, Muslim-Jewish High School Council launched

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 15, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    A recent break-fast meal, held in the courtyard of the Westside Jewish Community Center, began with the blowing of a shofar. The sun hadn’t yet set, so the baskets of pita and dried dates placed on every table remained untouched.

    And Yom Kippur was more than a month away.

    ...
  • Sao Paulo declares Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah official holidays

    August 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

    The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo – which has more than 11 million people—declared Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Ramadan as official holidays.

    Jewish and Muslim municipal workers may take two days off during the Jewish High Holidays and Ramadan, respectively. The city has...

  • Religion vs. Religion

    By David Suissa

    July 11, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    It’s tempting to look at the latest crisis in Israel — over whether the Charedim should serve in the military — as pitting religion against the state. Just look at some of the comments from both sides. On the fervent religious side, Shas spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef has...

  • Rabbi Akiva’s gift to a ghost

    May 23, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    “You shall teach your children diligently” (Deuteronomy 6:7).

    Rabbi Akiba traveled from town to town in Israel, teaching the Torah, judging cases, settling disputes, offering wisdom and listening to the stories of his people. It happened once, as he made his way to a certain...

  • Make Yom Kippur national holiday, French presidential candidate says

    January 12, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The Green Party candidate for the French presidency has called for national holidays on Yom Kippur and the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

    Green Party leader Eva Joly said in a speech Wednesday that she wanted, “Jews and Muslims to be able to celebrate Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha...

  • Opinion: A day for the soul

    By David Suissa

    October 12, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    Trust the Jews to begin the holiest moment of the year on Yom Kippur not with a prayer, but with an ambiguous declaration. The Kol Nidre is not a prayer; it is a text that describes various categories of vows and oaths from which, ostensibly, we are attempting to free ourselves.

    ...
  • Letters to the Editor: Occupy Wall Street, Michael Oren, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur

    October 12, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The Rich Still Get Richer

    Marty Kaplan really tells it like it is in his “Occupy K Street” column (Oct. 7). The corporations and bankers pay lobbyists to buy members of Congress and also pour money into the media to get their conservative message across, which will result in...

  • McCartney attends Yom Kippur Services, Marries Next Day

    October 9, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney reportedly spent the night before his wedding at Yom Kippur services.

    McCartney married Jewish-American heiress Nancy Shevell in London on Oct. 9. They reportedly attended Yom Kippur services and a break-fast at a local London synagogue, where Shevell, 51,...

  • Making Amends to My Boyfriend on Yom Kippur

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 7, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    Guest blogger and my dear sister, Jenna Kagel has written a letter to her boyfriend to make amends for Yom Kippur.  She has allowed me to repost it here.

    Miguel,

    I’m sorry that every time you watch a boxing match on TV, I feign a terrible headache that necessitates your assistance....

  • A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Saying I’m Sorry

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 7, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    By popular demand, I’m reposting my Yom Kippur entry from 2010 while I work on my I’m sorry list for this year (It’s a long list).  Have an easy fast.

    To my mother, I’m sorry I entered you into the Real Housewives of Calabasas auditions,
    To my father, I’m sorry I still have your...

  • Israel Police on high alert ahead of Yom Kippur

    October 7, 2011 | 9:47 am

    Israel Police have been holding talks with Israeli Arab representatives in bid to diffuse tensions ahead of Yom Kippur, after the burning of an Upper-Galilee mosque earlier this week. Police hope that calm will be restored in time for Yom Kippur on Saturday.

    Security forces sealed...

  • Israeli reservists called up for surprise pre-Yom Kippur drill

    October 6, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    The Israeli military called up reservists for a surprise drill on the 38th anniversary of the start of the Yom Kippur War.

    Two reserve divisions in central and northern Israel were mobilized Wednesday evening and participated in the exercise until Thursday afternoon, according to reports.

    The exercise was held due to events in the region, Ynet reported. The divisions were declared to be ready by military officials.

    Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, the Israeli military’s chief of staff, observed the exercise.

  • Yom Kippur service set for Wall Street protest

    October 6, 2011 | 11:44 am

    A Kol Nidre service will take place at the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street.

    The service, which ushers in Yom Kippur, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday in Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, in the Wall Street area.

    According to the Facebook Event page, it will be a...

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