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  • At Yom Kippur, dreaming of a white yontif

    by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

    October 3, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    These days, more people are wearing white after Labor Day, especially on Yom Kippur. Last year, to keep up with the trend, I looked to buy a white suit...

  • Facing a culture of violence

    by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    October 3, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    If you know me, you know I love watching and playing sports. I played soccer and tennis in high school, and blew out both of my knees playing daily...

  • The danger of just talking

    by Darcy Vebber

    October 1, 2014 | 11:35 am

    It’s out of my mouth before I know I’ve said it. Only right afterward do I recognize the feeling of giving in to the urge to say something I shouldn’t,...

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  • Study: Fasting on Yom Kippur doubles risk of premature birth

    by JTA

    September 29, 2014 | 3:44 pm

    Fasting on Yom Kippur in the later stages of pregnancy doubles a woman’s risk for premature delivery, according to a new Israeli study.

    Researchers at...

  • Where will you Tashlich?

    by Cyndi Bemel

    September 24, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    I love the annual ritual of tashlich, the symbolic casting away of the soul’s sins. As it involves a body of water — oceans, rivers, ponds — I like to...

  • Bargain-store table settings that look like a million bucks

    by Hanna Benrosh and Lirit Rosenzweig Topaz

    September 24, 2014 | 11:53 am

    The High Holy Days can be a very stressful, time-consuming and expensive season — especially if you are the host for Rosh Hashanah dinner or Yom Kippur...

  • A new look in Israel for Shmita, the year of rest

    by Orit Arfa

    September 24, 2014 | 11:15 am

    More than 2,000 years ago, when ancient Israel was an agrarian society, the shmita year was a huge national happening. Commencing with Rosh Hashanah,...

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