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Yom Kippur Atonement

Unfriending God on Facebook

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 09.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erris Langer Klapper

It wasn't the first time I woke up to something like this on my Facebook newsfeed: "Grandma is sick and we're not sure how long she has... Please keep...

Observing Yom Kippur In The Shadow Of Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

When protests erupted in Ferguson after the shooting of Michael Brown, Rabbi Susan Talve joined local clergy in the thick of the unrest. As Yom Ki...

Rabbi Calls For Better Treatment Of Chickens Used In Yom Kippur Ritual

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion

In response to complaints from animal rights activists, Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi has called for better treatment of the chickens that are held a...

Why Americans Dismiss Sin

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Fresh from the jarring experience of Yom Kippur prayer, I find myself wishing that we would struggle with sin more than we do.

Don't Play Ball: Why Sandy Koufax Sat Out The World Series On Yom Kippur

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

As counterintuitive as it may seem, the power of not-doing possesses a purity and a truth that doing cannot rival. Giving is easy. Doing is easy. Movement is easy. What's difficult is stopping.

A Time of Forgiveness

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Each year during this time, many cultures around the world celebrate an occasion of forgiveness.

Americans Need National Repentance and Atonement

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

America needs a period of atonement before rushing into the same mistakes we've been making globally and domestically. The Jewish tradition is useful in that it not only focuses on individual lives, but on collective responsibility.

Senator Robert Byrd: Unorthodox Yom Kippur Role Model

Louis E. Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Louis E. Newman

Repentance, even when it falls short, is still a mark of moral resolve and personal courage. This is the moral lesson that I take from the life of Robert Byrd in the weeks leading up to this Yom Kippur.

I Will Dominate You, Yom Kippur

Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Abramson

You call yourself the day of "Atonement." More like day of "shitty Keira Knightley period piece." Burn.