Yom Kippur

For secular Israeli teens, the eve of Yom Kippur is a night of forbidden love

By ANDREW TOBIN

SHOHAM, Israel (JTA) — Ely Cohen topped off his all-white outfit with a few spritzes of cologne.

At sundown, the start of Yom Kippur, such “anointments” would no longer be kosher, and he wanted to be ready for the big night. He had just started dating a girl...
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Animal rights group sues police for not stopping Yom Kippur chicken-swinging ritual

(JTA) — An animal rights group filed a lawsuit against two Southern California police departments for not enforcing animal cruelty laws by halting a pre-Yom Kippur ritual.

The lawsuit filed this week naming both the Irvine and Los Angeles police departments is aimed at stopping Chabad of Irvine’s kapparot ceremony...
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Kapparot can continue in NY, appeals court rules

(JTA) — The pre-Yom Kippur ritual of kapparot can continue in New York, a New York appeals court found.

The Appellate Division First Department in Manhattan on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision that declined to block the pre-Yom Kippur slaughter of chickens in 2015, when the Alliance to End...
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On Yom Kippur, atoning for our online sins

By EDMOND J. RODMAN

(JTA) — If you’re like me, you blog, read and share a lot of political stuff. But who really reads these posts and articles all the way through? Especially with the longer stories, who has time to look up the sources, or check if that odd photo was...
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Zimtsterne: Star Cookies for Yom Kippur Break-Fast

By RONNIE FEIN

(The Nosher via JTA) — When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time, they’re usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about consuming huge amounts. But it’s not a good idea to pack it in too quickly; it’s too hard on your digestive system.

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7 Yom Kippur-themed shows to watch

By LINDA BUCHWALD

(JTA) — When it comes to Jewish holidays in pop culture, Hanukkah gets top billing — but that has more to do with its proximity to Christmas than its religious significance.

For Jews, the main event is Yom Kippur, which starts this year at sundown Oct. 11....
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On Yom Kippur, atoning for our online sins

By EDMON J. RODMAN

(JTA) — If you’re like me, you blog, read and share a lot of political stuff. But who really reads these posts and articles all the way through? Especially with the longer stories, who has time to look up the sources, or check if that odd...
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A Yom Kippur apology to France’s most famous anti-Semite

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

(JTA) — It kills me to say this, but I may owe a Yom Kippur apology to Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.

My extensive reporting about this French comedian of Cameroonian descent consistently portrayed him as a fanatical, vulgar and racist provocateur whose acts serve as a thinly veiled...
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On hot Yom Kippur, Israel’s Jews and Arabs kept their cool

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — It could have been a fraught coincidence, especially on a 90-degree day with conflict still simmering in Jerusalem over access to the Temple Mount.

Israel’s 6 million Jews observed Yom Kippur on Sept. 23 by praying, fasting — or using the daylong ban on cars...
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YOM KIPPUR AREA SERVICES

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Btesh Family Chabad House (Uptown) Candle lighting 6:39 p.m. | Kol Nidre 6:40 p.m.

Congregation Anshe Sfard Candle lighting 6:39 p.m. | Kol Nidre 6:45 p.m.

Congregation Beth Israel Candle lighting 6:39 p.m. | Kol Nidre 6:40...
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