Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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Edmon J. Rodman, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Los Angeles Can ridding oneself of a year's sins really be as simple as tossing a piece of bread into the water? Basically that's Tashlich, or "casting away," a custom that many Jews practice each year at the seashore, lakeshore, stream or even koi pond on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, which falls this year on Sept. 17. Simply...
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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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Rays of noon sun filtered through the canopy of trees as 43-year-old Cathy Rosen traversed a hilly street in Gladwyne at a brisk pace. The resident of Westchester County, N.Y., hadn’t come to the Main Line neighborhood to admire the fancy homes or take in the peaceful atmosphere; she’d come to convince fellow Jews to vote for Mitt Romney. “We...
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Daniel Treiman Jewish Telegraphic Agency
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Republicans and Democrats may not have much common ground this election year, yet their national conventions shared one feature: Both gatherings were blessed from the podium by prominent American rabbis. The Democrats had Rabbi David Wolpe, a best-selling author and leader of a prominent (capital-c) Conservative synagogue in Los Angeles. The Republicans had Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, a rising...
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