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Of chickens, fishes and sins - AFP (blog);

Of chickens, fishes and sins - AFP (blog)

AFP (blog)Of chickens, fishes and sinsAFP (blog)Jerusalem -- This time of year is always busy for us news photographers in Israel. Between Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, there are lots of rituals among the ultra-religious community that ...and more »

At 11th hour, judge allows Southern California kapparot ritual - Arutz Sheva;

At 11th hour, judge allows Southern California kapparot ritual - Arutz Sheva

Arutz ShevaAt 11th hour, judge allows Southern California kapparot ritualArutz ShevaA Los Angeles federal court judge lifted a temporary injunction against performing kapparot, a Jewish pre-Yom Kippur ritual in which a chicken is swung by its legs and then slaughtered, shortly before the holiday. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Andre ...and more »

Jewish man held for vandalizing Jerusalem synagogue - The Times of Israel;

Jewish man held for vandalizing Jerusalem synagogue - The Times of Israel

The Times of IsraelJewish man held for vandalizing Jerusalem synagogueThe Times of IsraelA Jewish man was arrested for spraying black crosses on the wall of a Jerusalem synagogue during the Jewish fast day of Yom Kippur, the Israel Police said Thursday. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free ...and more »

Jewish Suspect Arrested for Hate Crime Against Jerusalem Synagogue in Katamon - The Jewish Press

Jewish Suspect Arrested for Hate Crime Against Jerusalem Synagogue in KatamonThe Jewish PressA Jewish suspect has been arrested in the Yom Kippur hate crime against a synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem. By. Hana Levi Julian. -. 12 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016. 1 · Share on Facebook · Tweet on Twitter ...and more »

Brandeis community comes together to

Brandeis community comes together to "Break the Fast" - Brandeis University

Brandeis UniversityBrandeis community comes together to "Break the Fast"Brandeis UniversityHundreds of Brandeisians flocked to the Great Lawn at sundown on Yom Kippur to be with one another. View Slideshow. Photos/Mike Lovett. View the slideshow for photos from the event and to find out what what Break the Fast means to members of the ...and more »

UB students feel pressure to attend class on Jewish high holy days - University at Buffalo The Spectrum;

UB students feel pressure to attend class on Jewish high holy days - University at Buffalo The Spectrum

University at Buffalo The SpectrumUB students feel pressure to attend class on Jewish high holy daysUniversity at Buffalo The SpectrumZachary Shapiro, a senior business administration major, chooses to attend his classes on Jewish holidays. Shapiro said he still wishes he could be with his family during the holidays. Andrew Meyer said Jewish students are a large minority group on ...and more »

Rick Scott mistakenly wished Jewish Floridians a 'Happy Yom Kippur' - Tampabay.com (blog);

Rick Scott mistakenly wished Jewish Floridians a 'Happy Yom Kippur' - Tampabay.com (blog)

Tampabay.com (blog)Rick Scott mistakenly wished Jewish Floridians a 'Happy Yom Kippur'Tampabay.com (blog)Florida Gov. Rick Scott mistakenly wished Jewish Floridians a “Happy Yom Kippur,” although it is solemn holiday meant for atonement. 13. October. 0. Comments. Florida's Republican governor made a notable misstep Wednesday evening while trying to ...and more »

Why I Spent Yom Kippur Serving Up Pork Chops in Brooklyn - Forward;

Why I Spent Yom Kippur Serving Up Pork Chops in Brooklyn - Forward

ForwardWhy I Spent Yom Kippur Serving Up Pork Chops in BrooklynForwardI spent Yom Kippur this year dipping pork chops in olive oil, preparing lunch for the clients of St. John's Bread and Life, an amazing anti-poverty organization in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. It marked a significant transformation from my upbringing ...and more »

The Joys Of Parenting In Israel On Yom Kippur - Forward;

The Joys Of Parenting In Israel On Yom Kippur - Forward

ForwardThe Joys Of Parenting In Israel On Yom KippurForwardThis year, though, the Day of Atonement offered a liberating surprise for me, as a transplanted mother in Israel. Between my excruciating headache and bouts of vomiting, I marveled at the amazing freedom I could give my son on this day. It's a freedom ...and more »

Yom Kippur Is Important. The Day After Is Even More So. - My Jewish Learning

Yom Kippur Is Important. The Day After Is Even More So.My Jewish LearningWe sat in synagogue most, if not all, of the day. We didn't eat. We thought about the ways we missed the mark. We were steeped in the messages and ideas of Yom Kippur all day. But today, we're back at work. We've got e-mails to respond to, kids to ...and more »

Tragedy in Georgia on my mind - The Times of Israel;

Tragedy in Georgia on my mind - The Times of Israel

The Times of IsraelTragedy in Georgia on my mindThe Times of IsraelA few words on the deaths of two children in a jeep accident in the Caucasus show the precariousness of life better than any Yom Kippur prayer could, but must writers describe the region as 'breathtaking'? By Joshua Davidovich October 13, 2016, 2:12 pm ...and more »

Palestinians Riot in Eastern Jerusalem On Yom Kippur - Breitbart News;

Palestinians Riot in Eastern Jerusalem On Yom Kippur - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsPalestinians Riot in Eastern Jerusalem On Yom KippurBreitbart NewsThe Jerusalem Post reports: A 20-year-old Arab man who threw firebombs at border police during a riot in southeast Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood was shot dead shortly after Yom Kippur commenced on Tuesday night, as police responded to two other ...and more »

God, Man and Politics—We Can Do Better - Wall Street Journal;

God, Man and Politics—We Can Do Better - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalGod, Man and Politics—We Can Do BetterWall Street JournalAt sundown on Tuesday I began the annual fast for Yom Kippur—the Day of Repentance. In the Jewish tradition, true repentance requires an unqualified verbal acknowledgment of wrongdoing, genuine remorse (as distinguished from, say, “I'm sorry if my ...and more »

On the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, bicycles take over Tel Aviv - Los Angeles Times;

On the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, bicycles take over Tel Aviv - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesOn the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, bicycles take over Tel AvivLos Angeles TimesAs afternoon dims into dusk on the eve of Yom Kippur, an extraordinary thing happens in this secular metropolis: Israel's city that rarely sleeps grinds to a standstill and is enveloped in a strange and wonderful silence. Traffic thins and eventually ...and more »

Chickens and prayer: How some observant Jews prepare for the Day of Atonement - Michigan Radio;

Chickens and prayer: How some observant Jews prepare for the Day of Atonement - Michigan Radio

Michigan RadioChickens and prayer: How some observant Jews prepare for the Day of AtonementMichigan RadioStateside's Menachem Kaiser and Lindsey Scullen went to a synagogue in Farmington Hills to watch kapparot performed. Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It's the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Many Jews spend the day praying and fasting, ...and more »

Iranians Caught With Fake Israeli Passports - The Jewish Press

Iranians Caught With Fake Israeli PassportsThe Jewish PressIsraeli intelligence agencies were updated during Yom Kippur that three Iranian citizens were caught in Italy with fake Israeli passports. They were deported via Serbia to Turkey, according to a report Wednesday night broadcast on Israel's Channel 2 ...and more »

The Absolute Best Way to Break Your Yom Kippur Fast - InStyle;

The Absolute Best Way to Break Your Yom Kippur Fast - InStyle

InStyleThe Absolute Best Way to Break Your Yom Kippur FastInStyleThe holiest day of the Jewish year is here. For the uninitiated, Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—means no eating or drinking for 25 hours straight (a full day, plus one more hour for good measure). But thankfully, there's a light at the end of the ...and more »

For 2016's Jewish High Holidays, Consider Checking Your Privilege-Checking - The Federalist;

For 2016's Jewish High Holidays, Consider Checking Your Privilege-Checking - The Federalist

The FederalistFor 2016's Jewish High Holidays, Consider Checking Your Privilege-CheckingThe FederalistIf the Jewish High Holidays are important to you, consider taking a break from clickbait that plays pin the tail on the donkey with all the buzzwords of the day. By Menachem Wecker. Menachem Wecker. By Menachem Wecker. October 12, 2016. Trying to make ...and more »

Black Crosses Spray-Painted on Synagogue In Dark of Night on Yom Kippur - The Jewish Press

Black Crosses Spray-Painted on Synagogue In Dark of Night on Yom KippurThe Jewish PressAnti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the heart of the holy city on the holiest day of the Jewish year. By. Hana Levi Julian. -. 11 Tishri 5777 – October 12, 2016. 1 · Share on Facebook · Tweet on Twitter ...and more »

Riots erupt in east Jerusalem on Yom Kippur, Silwan man killed in clash with police - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

Riots erupt in east Jerusalem on Yom Kippur, Silwan man killed in clash with police - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsRiots erupt in east Jerusalem on Yom Kippur, Silwan man killed in clash with policeJerusalem Post Israel NewsThousands pray at Western Wall without incident; Jerusalem deputy mayor calls for cancellation of all Arab construction in capital, deportation of terrorists' families. BORDER POLICEMEN fire tear gas at rock-throwers in the Shuafat refugee camp in ...and more »