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Thousands of Israelis treated for injuries on Yom Kippur - The Jerusalem Post

Israel's emergency medical services were kept busy on the day of fast, as thousands of Israelis were involved in road incidents or suffered from health issues due to the fast. By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich. September 30, 2017 21:39. 2 minute read.and more »

Netanyahu apologizes for ministers missing Yom Kippur War memorial - The Jerusalem Post

Not a single member of Netanyahu's government saw it fit to honor a memorial service to the fallen soldiers of the Yom Kippur War. By Greer Fay Cashman, Gil Hoffman. October 1, 2017 18:17. 2 minute read.and more »

The Complacency That Can Bring Israel Another Yom Kippur War - Haaretz

Yom Kippur 1973 is etched in Israel's history as a formative event — a huge failure that led to many casualties, tremendous damage and an undermining of the country's image and might. The war was not the result of a single failure. It was the result ...and more »

Israeli tennis star retires mid-match in China due to Yom Kippur - The Jerusalem Post

The 32-year-old Israeli, ranked No. 77 in the world, was playing in his first ATP Tour quarterfinal since reaching the semifinals of the Chennai Open in India in the first week of January. By Allon Sinai. October 1, 2017 00:42. 2 minute read.and more »

US Jewish groups to join March for Racial Justice - The Jerusalem Post

American Jewish students and groups were set to join the March for Racial Justice in New York and New England on Sunday, despite some disappointment over the scheduling of the first day of the march on Yom Kippur. The march is calling for a reversal of ...and more »

Brain game: how fasting can make us brighter - The Guardian

Many Jewish readers will be looking forward to a healthy breakfast this morning after the 25-hour fast of Yom Kippur which ended just after sunset yesterday. Although fasting is a part of many religious traditions, the evidence for its effect on the ...and more »

Why an Israeli athlete's decision not to play on Yom Kippur matters - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

Conjuring up memories of Sandy Koufax, our top-ranked male tennis player, Dudi Sela, quit the quarterfinals of a Chinese tournament mid-match Friday out of deference to the holiness of Yom Kippur. Sela's request to play the first match of the day on ...and more »

Paramedics treat more than 1500 Israelis over Yom Kippur - The Times of Israel

First responders called to help 134 women in labor during fast, provide treatment to 265 cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers. By TOI staff 30 September 2017, 8:31 pm 1 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 463 shares. A skateboarder rides ...and more »

A Yom Kippur tradition in Amsterdam dates back to the discovery of electricity - The Times of Israel

The famed Portuguese Synagogue sees some 200,000 tourists annually, but one day a year worshipers are privy to a stunningly beautiful sight. By Cnaan Liphshiz 29 September 2017, 1:57 pm 5 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 2,209 shares.and more »

Whole Foods is selling a cake for a Jewish holiday that is observed by not eating anything - Business Insider

Whole Foods is selling a Yom Kippur cake. The Jewish holiday is a time for repentance and is observed by fasting — making a Yom Kippur cake a strange concept. The Forward, a publication focused on American Jews, posted a photo of the cake, spotted at ...and more »