Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

By:
Jamie Geller, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Yom Kippur, the most som­ber day of the Jewish year, is also called the Day of Atonement and reminds us that we are all accountable for our actions. One element of repentance is fasting. And boy do we prepare ourselves for that fast! We serve full, balanced meals — light on the salt and thirst-inducing spices — just beforehand. And...
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Dasee Berkowitz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Children beginning to acquire language face some amusing obstacles. Confusing basic words is one of them. My son, for example, loved to stretch out his arms and tell me about something that was the biggest or the best “… in the whole wide word.” My heart smiled every time. There was something telling in his mistake. Jewish tradition is no...
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By:
Lawrence A. Hoffman, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Few prayers are as well known to Jews as Ashamnu (“We have sinned”) and Al Che t (“For the sin”), the twin confessions of Yom Kippur. Belief in human sinfulness is more central to Judaism than we think. Sin may not be “original,” as it is in Christianity — inherited from Adam, that is, as a sort of genetic endowment...
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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agen
JERUSALEM On the ground floor of a building on a leafy residential street in southern Jerusalem, two men squeeze past each other in a crowded foyer. One is wearing a small, flat, glistening black hat and a long coat, the typical dress of some Chasidim even in the summer heat. The other seems dressed to the season, his head bare...
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By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
VAYELECH, Deuteronomy. 31:1-30 Navigation, whether by foot, in a car, aboard a boat, or while flying in a plane, involves at its heart three very simple determinations. You need to know where you are, where you’re going, and how you’re going to get there. So we find ourselves, just days into a new year, fresh from the celebration and introspection...
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