On a day when God grants us atonement for our mistakes and encourages us to make the necessary changes to succeed, God brought home one of his emissaries who taught this lesson.
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Yom Kippur, the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar, kicks off at sundown Friday and lasts until nightfall Saturday.
Synagogues across the count...
For Jews, the holy day of Yom Kippur is recognized as a time for introspection and reckoning. In this spirit, it may be appropriate to take a step back and ponder the "State of the Jewish Union."
Today the word "faith" is often understood in the popular mind with something that I consider a caricature of real faith. Real faith, in my opinion, is complex, transformative and dynamic
Yom Kippur arrived softly in Elephant Canyon. Tall cliffs of red rock and yellow sandstone framed the light blue sky. The moon rose bright and clear. There was no one around for miles.
As the Mishna reminds us: "This world is a corridor to the next. Prepare yourself in the corridor so that you may enter the banquet hall."
Yom Kippur, the Jewish fast-day of repentance, begins at sundown on Friday (Oct. 7), and some Jews are preparing with ... chickens?
The Kaparot rit...
Yom Kippur 2011 is observed on Oct. 7-8, 2011. Known as the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur falls on 10 Tishrei 5772 on the Hebrew calendar, which...
Of all the rituals and customs of the High Holidays, blowing the shofar stands out as the most potent of all symbols. It is reminiscent of the formation of man: "and God blew into his nostrils the soul of life" (Genesis 2:7).
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