High Holidays

Going to the source of Rosh Hashanah sweetness

By EDMON J. RODMAN

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Here’s the buzz about Rosh Hashanah: Beyond a congregation or family, it takes a hive to have a holiday. You may have your tickets, new dress or suit and High Holidays app, but without the honey in which to dip a slice...
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Traditional and modern tastes have a place at New Year’s tables

By HELEN NASH

NEW YORK (JTA) — Nearly 30 years ago, when my first cookbook was published, I wrote that kosher cooking wasn’t just about traditional recipes like gefilte fish and chopped liver, that you could make gourmet meals and international dishes using kosher ingredients.

Since then, many new kosher...
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Christians and Jews: Faith and forgiveness

By TED ROBERTS, the SCRIBBLER ON THE ROOF

Many bible scholars, both Jewish and Christian, make the obvious point that Christianity stresses forgiveness while Judaism gives it a glance, says it’s a nice thing, but then bounces back to justice, which may include punishment for evil doers, not forgiveness. Yom...
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Succot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah listings

The following synagogues and temples will be having end of Succot activities taking place (Candlelighting is at 6:22 p.m.):

Congregation Anshe S’Fard (Saturday, October 6) Shabbat Chol Hamoed Shacharit service 9:15 a.m. (Monday, October 8 ) Shemini Atzeret Shacharit service 9:15 a.m. Yizkor following sermon 10:45 a.m. Kiddush lunch in...
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Succot services, activities listed

The following synagogues and temples will be having Succot activities taking place in and around the succahs they have built for 5773 through Shabbat Succot:

Congregation Anshe S’Fard (Monday, October 1 & Tuesday, October 2) – Shacharit with Hallel, Mussaf Festival Services 9:15 a.m. Kiddush luncheon in the succah to...
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Down on America’s next big etrog farm

By CHAVIE LIEBER

(JTA) — Matt Bycer is like any other 33-year-old attorney who wakes up at the crack of dawn to exercise. Except that rather than sweating to a P90X regimen, Bycer, in a T-shirt, shorts and cowboy hat, lugs 170 buckets of water across his backyard in Scottsdale, Ariz.,...
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Person in the Parsha: VAYELECH

By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB

“Forgiven, But Not Forgotten”

He was one of the greatest Talmud scholars of the last century, but outside of a small circle of disciples, he was never well-known. He was a tragic figure in many ways, and although few have heard of him...
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Succot Activities

An Edible Succah Activity: Assemble an edible Succah made from yummy snacks.

Directions: Spread ready-made frosting (any flavor) on the bottom of a 10-inch plate. Place 3 and a half graham crackers standing up in the frosting for the Succah sides. Place twig-shaped pretzels as slats on top. Squeeze some...
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Cooling the rhetoric in your succah of peace

By EDMON J. RODMAN

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In an election year, a succahdivided against itself cannot stand. Especially in the swing states, where each party is basically claiming that if the other wins we’ll all be living in succahs, political dinner conversation this Succot could really topple an already...
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Cheering the tummy after atoning: breaking the Yom Kippur fast

By JAMIE GELLER

(JTA) — 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. The concept of New Year’s resolutions that mark our secular New Year’s Day comes from the Jewish...
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