Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
By:
Sarah Chandler, MyJewishLearning
NEW YORK -- For most adults, the central experience of Yom Kippur is fasting. By abstaining from food and drink, we exercise control over our bodies and do not give in to our most basic impulses. This makes it pretty easy to feel the "affliction" that the Torah mandates. But parents sometimes find it difficult to include children in the...
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Don't let Maimonides catch you napping on Rosh Hashanah. His famous quote, "Awake, awake, you slumberers from your sleep, inspect your actions and return" -- usually found in the High Holiday prayerbook before the sounding of the shofar -- is meant as the ultimate shluf alarm, his righteous tap on your shoulder. But what if, while sitting in services one...
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Here is the text of President Obama's remarks to the United Nations on Sept. 21, as provided by the White House. The section dealing with Israel and the Palestinians begins about mid-way through the talk, highlighted below: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today...
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By:
Jon Marks
Kevin Youkilis says he truly doesn't know what he'd do if faced with the same dilemma as Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green. What if the Boston Red Sox are scheduled for a post-season game on Yom Kippur, which begins Friday night, Oct. 7. Both Greenberg, the Hall of Fame first baseman for the Detroit Tigers in 1934, and...
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By:
Laura Goldman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Washington — Richard Gering of Elkins Park spoke for many of the local activists attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington this week when he said: "It is a difficult time for Israel, so people who care about Israel need to get off the couch." He was one of some 300 from the region who trekked...
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