Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
By:
Itzhak Brook, JE Feature
On the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur, a battalion physician speaks of his experience as a daily struggle for survival, requiring resourcefulness and strength despite the presence of fear and anxiety.
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By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Hashem has forgiven us on Yom Kippur. Then why, right after the holiest day of the Jewish year, must we seek Hashem's forgiveness almost immediately?
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By:
Orli Santo, JTA
A Brooklyn animal rights activist believes the tide is finally turning in her fight against an ancient ritual that involves swinging a chicken overhead before slaughtering it in a symbolic transference of a person's sins.
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Who's Sorry Now?
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Do we really seek forgiveness from those we have wronged? Why should we even attempt it? And when we do, why is it so difficult?
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By:
Sybil Kaplan, JTA
Breaking the fast has its own set of traditions. Egg and cheese dishes — dairy products in general — are popular among the Ashkenazim for the first foods after Yom Kippur. But traditions vary from country to country.
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