Tag archive for ‘Yom Kippur’
Amnon Abramovich On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Almost 40 Years of Right-Wing Likud Rule: What Else Has to Happen?

The political upheaval of 1977 took place 40 years ago this week: The right-wing Likud party beat the Ma’arach (the Left-wing Labor Party in its previous configuration). It had been in power since the State of More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, October 10th, 2016

‘Praying Together’ on Yom Kippur

  Celebrating its 17th year of the Yom Kippur ‘Praying Together’ program, Tzohar, the religious Zionist Rabbis organization in Israel will be hosting over 60, 000 people in more than 300 different More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The 10 Days of Repentance: A Time for Forgiveness

– So now is the time of year when we are supposed to ask people to forgive us if we did anything to harm them in any way in the past year. People post to social media and say to friends things like, “if More...

JNS On Monday, September 21st, 2015

1, 000-Year-Old Yom Kippur Prayer Book Fragment to Be Put Online

  A unique fragment of a Yom Kippur prayer book from the Cairo Geniza, one of the most important resources for understanding Jewish culture, religion, economics, and literature from the Middle Ages More...

Ilan Shavit On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Jewish Chicken-Slaughter Ritual Gets OK From Judge

  State Supreme Court Justice Debra James on Monday refused to block Orthodox Jewish congregations in Brooklyn from carrying out the Kaporos, chicken-slaughter ritual, on public streets in advance of Yom More...

Michael Laitman On Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Michael Laitman: Some Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish festivals are more than food and family gatherings. They are both spiritually profound, and far more relevant for us today than most people realize. The Jewish festivals are a trajectory of the nation’s More...

News Brief On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Kapparot – Jewish Chicken Slaughter Sidewalk Ritual Is Debated in Court; Lives of 50, 000 Birds at Stake

  Opponents of “makeshift slaughterhouses” on Brooklyn sidewalks duked it out in court Tuesday with Jewish leaders over an upcoming religious ritual that involves the killing of 50, 000 chickens. The More...

News Brief On Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Pro-Chicken Activists Face Court Slog Against Kapporot Ritual Ban

“Dead chickens, half-dead chickens, chicken blood, chicken feathers, chicken urine, chicken faeces, other toxins and garbage consume the public streets, ” the court papers stated. Even More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Galant’s Gallant Act

THERE USED to be a joke about a sadist and a masochist. “Hit me! Beat me! Kick me!” the masochist pleads with the sadist. The sadist smiles a cruel smile and slowly answers: “No!” THAT,  More...

Lily Bethlehem On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Survive Brush With Death in Harrod’s Helicopter

Sir Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, who attended Yom Kippur services prior to their wedding in deference to Shevell’s Jewish faith, might well be bentsching gommel (a thanksgiving prayer for More...

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