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  • Leonard Cohen won’t perform on High Holidays

    July 2, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    If you were surprised by just how early the high holidays are this year, you’re in good company.

    Iconic Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has just rescheduled two dates on his UK tour after learning they fell out on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, BBC News reports.

    The 78-year-old is...

  • Cellist’s path to Judaism

    May 15, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    When cellist Lynn Harrell would play “Kol Nidre” at his synagogue on Yom Kippur, he felt more than the notes and the melody. It was through the music that he discovered he wanted to become a Jew.

    “It was a 45- to 50-year journey to come to the realization that all the people I...

  • Hank Greenberg in extra innings

    May 9, 2013 | 11:13 am

    "I think Hank Greenberg was the great American hero," Washington filmmaker Aviva Kempner says. "What he did on Yom Kippur. What he faced. He was our Jackie Robinson."

    Thirteen years after the debut of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," her documentary about the baseball...

  • Learning how to respond to sin

    April 8, 2013 | 10:10 am

    “For there is not a righteous man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” (Kohellet, 7:20)

    Everyone has their moments of failure, when they transgress. Not necessarily out of malice, but in response to temptation or opportunity or out of fear. Rarely do we see such...

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  • LeBron’s Yom Kippur wedding

    JTA

    March 12, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    LeBron James sent out his save the dates for his wedding, the weekend of Sept. 13 -- exciting stuff for the Miami Heat superstar's friends. Except the Jewish ones, that is -- the date happens to be Yom Kippur.

    TMZ obtained a copy of the invitation and notes that James has plenty of Jewish friends, inlcuding “Rabbi to the Business Stars” Yishayahu Yosef Pinto.

    No word on whether James will push off his marriage to fiance Savannah Brinson to save the Jews. Maybe he's thinking he can save money on the food.

  • Purim: Beyond the playfulness, a time for examination

    February 15, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    The central character of Purim is Esther, whose name means hidden. The story is full of things hidden, and waiting for the right time to be revealed. Vashti refuses to expose her sexuality to the drunken men of the King’s court, and chooses instead to be hidden. Esther hides her...

  • Sari T.

    October 11, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Sari and I were scheduled to meet on Yom Kippur — that is, until I realized what day it was and sent her an e-mail to reschedule. She hadn’t realized, either. You should know this is the kind of Jew you’re getting when you get Sari. You should also know what kind of Jew writes...

  • Under the Tehran sky

    October 10, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    Yom Kippur 2010. The part of the synagogue where I sit is full of women talking with one another, and small kids giggling and playing around. It is extremely hot, and the extra layers of manteau (long outerwear) and the scarf covering my hair add to the intolerable heat.

    I try to...

  • All-star Jewish baseball team

    October 3, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    During Yom Kippur, many Jews fret over whether Jewish Major Leaguers will play on the holiest of holidays. This has become a growing problem, because the number of Jews playing Major League Baseball (MLB) has been increasing. 

    This season, for example, 13 Jews — Brewer Ryan...

  • Letters to the Editor: Kol Nidre Live, Obama, Mitt

    October 3, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Kol Nidre Online Nourishes Spirit of Those Far Away

    I’m originally from Los Angeles but have been living in Tel Aviv for the past three years.


    My mom is an avid reader of the Jewish Journal and sent me the link to your online Kol Nidre service. Since I got back home really...

  • 700 out of 14 million: Why the fate of Malmö’s Jews matters

    September 28, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    I can’t say I was shocked by the phone call and emails from Scandinavia that I received one night after Yom Kippur, telling me that the Jewish Community Center in Malmö, Sweden, had been attacked with an explosive device and bricks through its reinforced entrance just after...

  • Politics, poverty and prosperity

    September 27, 2012 | 11:00 am

    “With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick; we...

  • Live and let live

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 27, 2012 | 10:27 am

    I have recently encountered several comments condemning and disrespecting some ways of religious beliefs. Some were aimed at me, some aimed at others. Surprisingly enough, in "some ways of religious beliefs" I don't mean other religions, I mean different ways of Judaism. It is...

  • Iran under military threat from ‘uncivilized Zionists,’ Ahmadinejad tells U.N.

    September 27, 2012 | 9:51 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the U.N. General Assembly that his country is under military threat from "uncivilized Zionists."

    Ahmadinejad spoke to the assembly Wednesday at the United Nations in New York. The delegations from Israel, the United States and Canada...

  • Israel quiet on Ahmadinejad as Yom Kippur descends

    September 25, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Israeli leaders made no comment on Tuesday over the latest outburst from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, maintaining near-total silence as the country closed down for the holiest Jewish day of the year, Yom Kippur.

    The Day of Atonement runs from Tuesday afternoon through...

  • 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...

  • 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.,...

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