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Yom Kippur 2011

The Meaning Behind Al Davis' Death On Yom Kippur

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

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.

WATCH: Yom Kippur Tradition Causes Controversy Over Chicken Slaughterings

Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

Yom Kippur, the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar, kicks off at sundown Friday and lasts until nightfall Saturday. Synagogues across the count...

What Are Jews Fighting For?

Dovid Efune | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Dovid Efune

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."

With Perfect Trust And Doubt: A Yom Kippur Reflection On The Dynamics Of Faith

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

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 In The Canyon: A Fast Of Presence

Rabbi Yael Levy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Levy

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.

Yom Kippur: A Glimpse Into The Next World

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

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."

Kaparot: The Jewish Chicken-Waving Ritual To Absolve Sins (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion

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: Dates, Prayers, Fasting, Customs Explained

Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

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...

Inside Out, Outside In: Weaving Together The Jewish High Holidays

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

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).