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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for religious Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days. - Source: Wikipedia
Parents of children at a Massachusetts school district are speaking out against a proposal to eliminate observance of one Christian and two Jewish holidays.
Forty years after legendary Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir held talks with Richard M. Nixon at the White House, another Israeli citizen named Golda met an American president.
American Jews are celebrating Thanksgivukkah — a super holiday created by the overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving — this year. By the time the turkey is carved and the pie is eaten, many American Jewish families will be lighting the menorah.
For centuries Jewish people have been slaughtering chickens through a religious ritual called Kaparot that takes place near Yom Kippur. The practice is increasingly the target of protests by animal rights activists.
It's hard to think of any song that has taken a stranger journey through popular culture than Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make his case against Iran before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, arguing that time is quickly running out to stop the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear power and the threat of force must be seriously considered.
This is the week of Yom Kippur, when Jews reflect on the year just past and look forward to the new one in hopes of being entered in the Book of Life. The shofar (or ram's horn) is a plaintive cry from the heart, marking natural events of birth, death and renewal.
It's the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is followed by Yom Kippur. We listen to that strange instrument called the shofar, made of a ram's horn, with long plaintive and short bleating notes resounding in synagogues around the world.
"We are sorry" the full-page ad began Saturday, as Rupert Murdoch tried to halt a phone-hacking scandal that has claimed two of his top executives with a gesture of atonement and promises to right the wrongs committed by his now-shuttered tabloid, News of the World.
Jeremy Tyler was in Israel two years ago when the moment came that made him realize his unprecedented experiment wasn't quite going to work out as planned.
When 7-year-old Amalya Knapp took the beam at the New Jersey state gymnastics finals last month, her excellent performance symbolized a far more complicated balancing act.
Hilary Waller remembers begging her mother to let her fast on Yom Kippur. At 10 years old, she was a bit too young, but embracing the rigid discipline seemed desperately important.
Hilary Waller remembers begging her mother to let her fast on Yom Kippur. At 10 years old she was a bit too young, but embracing the rigid discipline seemed desperately important.
"The past is hard to escape, especially when it comes to [Sandy] Koufax. By not taking the mound for the Dodgers against the Twins on Oct. 6, 1965, on the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, he became a cultural touchstone," writes Alan Siegel at the Atlantic.
In Israel, politics is the national pastime. Israelis follow politics the same way certain New Yorkers absorb every statistic, past and present, about the Yankees. Last week, which was sandwiched between the Jewish new year and the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, Israelis were still following the news - just not the latest round of Middle East peace talks.