Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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It's Yom Kippur 2007 on the hit HBO show Entourage. The always connected Hollywood agent Ari Gold is naked without his cell phone. His wife has taken both his gadgets -- his primary one and the one strapped to his ankle, as she berates him for not honoring the holiday. "Jesus Christ, it's Yom Kippur," she says. For the generation...
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Your rabbi needs your help." Congregants of Adath Israel in Merion Station received this message in an email -- with a link to a YouTube clip -- sent out about a month before the start of the High Holidays. In the video, Rabbi Eric Yanoff, seated at his desk, asks his congregants for ideas to incorporate into his Yom Kippur...
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The Anti-Defamation League filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the case challenging Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirements that will be heard this month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Last month, a lower court upheld the state’s controversial measure requiring voters to present a valid photo identification at the polls in order to cast a ballot. But the Supreme Court...
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When Steve Katz wanted to set up kosher concession stands a few years ago, he approached the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers. The only team interested was the one that plays Sundays. The stand opened before the 2011 season. Jewish fans, who before then did not have ko­sher food options inside Lincoln Financial Field, could now eat barbecued brisket and...
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When ice hockey debuted at the 1997 Maccabiah Games, few, if any, people anticipated that the sport would say hello and goodbye at the very same moment. But it did. Hockey was relatively new on the Israeli sports scene, and all the games were played at Israel’s only regulation-size rink in Metula, a town of 2,000 people near the border...
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