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.
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.
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.