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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 »

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 »

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. > Dudi ...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. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Netanyahu ...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 »

Netanyahu Apologizes for 'Regrettable Mistake' at Yom Kippur War Memorial Ceremony - The Jewish Press -

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his “wholehearted” apologies Sunday night to the families of the fallen from the Yom Kippur War, after not one government minister appeared at the memorial ceremony at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl military cemetery ...and more »

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. > The air ...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 »

Lessons of Yom Kippur - Hyperallergic

One of the beautiful aspects of Yom Kippur (which is today) is that it is about asking forgiveness for specific actions committed during the past year that we feel a need to internally deal with. It is not about fighting for a more general cause, even ...and more »

Freely Choosing Jewish Identity - Israel Today

Jewish existence is an enigma for more than one reason. Anyone with even a shallow familiarity with Jewish history knows that, in times of great trouble, Jews traditionally preferred suffering and even death over the convenience of conversion, be it to ...and more »