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A Yom Kippur Primer For Non-Jews

Dear Goyim, If you happen to see one of your Jewish friends walking to shul on Yom Kippur there's no need to hide. Thankfully the caffeine withdrawal headaches we get on Yom Kippur are NOT contagious.

Yom Kippur: Guide for the Perplexed

Yom Kippur’s focus on forgiveness highlights humility, fallibility, soul-searching faith, compassion, thoughtfulness, being considerate, accepting responsibility and magnanimity.

Fighting The Battle Of The Bulge: The Yom Tov Edition

I can't guarantee that I will get through the yomim tovim at exactly the same weight I started at, but I am certainly going to try.

Colorado Springs Synagogue to Relocate for Yom Kippur After Rosh Hashanah Fire

While the congregation hastily made its way out of the building, Rabbi Liberow and a few of the congregants were able to get the Torah scrolls and prayer books out.

The Laws of Yom Kippur 5777

Preparing for Yom Kippur, Erev Yom Kippur, Halachot of the Fast, Those who are exempt from fasting, Yom Kippur, End of the Fast

Short Subjects On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

If the earthly court decreed that today is Rosh Hashanah, Hashem commands the angels to call the heavenly court into session.

It’s My Opinion: Free Yom Kippur And Rosh Hashanah Tickets

Families who have just dealt with back-to-school clothing and expenses find themselves tapped out.

A Musical Tribute to Yom Yerushalayim

A musical tribute to Yom Yerushalayim from a Jerusalem troubador, David Herman.

An Unyielding Marriage of 3500+ Years: Yom Ha’atzmauth

No marriage has lasted so long, been so deep in its commitment and so overwhelming in its love as the one between the Jews and their homeland-more than 3,500 years and going strong.

Yom Ha’atzmaut 5776: Joyful or Disappointed?

Those who say that Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) is a time for joy, praise of G-d and gratitude are right. But those who...

An Exchange Of Letters For Yom HaZikaron

This year, one brave Israeli soldier’s recent death struck very close to home for me.

“With These Hands” – Nefesh B’Nefesh 2016 Yom Ha’atzmaut Video

Presented in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut 2016, Israel’s 68th Independence Day, “With these Hands” features veteran Israelis and new arrivals, from war hero to...

Yom HaShoah Narrative

The arm of my grandmother had a scar, a branding of the Holocaust that was her young adulthood amidst the fires of Auschwitz.

For Better or for Worse

Hashem simply goes beyond the letter of the law in His love for us.

Looking For God In Our Skyscrapers

The collective subconscious that pulls the young people of Tel Aviv’s trendy Shenkin Street to alternative lamentations on the city rooftops discovers something in Tisha B’Av.

About Those Supposedly Offensive Israeli Ads…

Dear American Jews, I wish to apologize in the name of the State of Israel. We have heard our ad campaign encouraging ex-pat Israelis to come home has offended many of you. That was certainly not the intent, and if it did offend, we are sorry.

Where Did You Travel On Rosh Hashanah?

On the first day of this past Rosh Hashanah, I visited Milwaukee while my wife, Layala, traveled back to the shul of her youth in Brooklyn. When we met up later in the day for Yom Tov lunch at our Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home, we had a number of experiences to share with each other.

A Taste Of Eternity

Yom Kippur is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and it is also the strangest - because it seems to negate all that makes us human.

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