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Yom Kippur Repentance

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...

Getting Over The Judging God -- A Yom Kippur Reflection

Jay Michaelson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

Is it really such a healthy thing to feel oneself to be inadequate, judged and deficient? Does it make us better people, or does it make us more judgmental ourselves? And does God judge us, or only love?

Americans And The Problem Of Sin: Yom Kippur Reflections

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

For too long, the left has focused on building systems of government that are just and fair while ignoring individual sin; the right has focused on individual sin and personal redemption while saying little about just societies.

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.