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  • US officials take three into custody in terror plot scare

    08/19/2005 6:14:19 AM PDT · by bloggodocio · 3 replies · 297+ views
    State and federal authorities have three men in custody here in what investigators describe as a possible terrorist plot by an obscure Islamic group in California state prisons. FBI officials, who are overseeing the investigation, say they are not convinced that the three men posed a serious threat of violence on their own. But the bureau is continuing to investigate the possibility that they were part of a larger group planning to attack National Guard installations, synagogues and other locations in Southern California. The latest suspect to be arrested is Hamad Riaz Samana, 21, a Pakistani citizen who was taken...
  • Suburban DC school district takes Christmas off calendar after Muslims complain

    11/12/2014 6:30:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    eagnews.org/ ^ | November 12, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    ROCKVILLE, Md. – Christmas is now just December 25th in the Montgomery County school district. The suburban DC district stripped Christmas and Jewish holy holidays from its official calendar after Muslim parents complained. But that’s not good enough as they say the move does “nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid,” according to WTOP. “Equality is really what we’re looking for,” Saqib Ali, co-chair of Equality for Eid, says. “Simply saying we’re not going to call this Christmas, and we’re not going to call this Yom Kippur, and still closing the schools, that’s...
  • ‘Yom Kippur Killer’ Dies Of Natural Causes On Death Row

    11/05/2014 8:40:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    AP) ^ | November 5, 2014 6:07 PM
    State prisons officials say a San Quentin death row inmate convicted of two 1985 murders in Los Angeles has died of natural causes. California’s Department of Corrections says 74-year-old Michael Homick was pronounced dead Wednesday at 11:26 a.m. at a hospital near the prison. ... The couple was killed in an underground garage at their Brentwood condominium after a family gathering to celebrate the end of Yom Kippur.
  • Ambassadors Ask UN to Recognize Yom Kippur as Official Holiday

    10/04/2014 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/14 | Hillel Fendel
    Ambassadors to the United Nations from no fewer than 32 countries have asked that Yom Kippur be recognized as an official UN holiday. The UN currently marks 10 holidays, but none of them are Jewish. Among the recognized holidays are Christmas and Good Friday (Christian) and Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (Muslim). The 32 ambassadors wrote a letter to the General Assembly this past July, JNS.org reports, requesting that Yom Kippur – an annual day with a "universal" message – be added to the list. The letter described the messages of Yom Kippur as follows: “Every person’s deeds are weighed...
  • Sandy Koufax Chose His Faith Over The World Series And Won It All

    10/04/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 4, 2014 | Chris Greenberg
    On the field, Sandy Koufax wasn't just any baseball player. Off the field, he wasn't viewed that way either. The Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just remembered by baseball fans as "the man with the golden arm," but is revered by his Jewish admirers as "the left arm of God" for his talent as well as the public observance of his faith, most notably during the 1965 World Series. A legendary left-handed pitcher who spent his entire career with the Dodgers, Koufax dominated batters like few ever have, atop mounds in Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- as well as just...
  • Murdered US Journalist Was Actually Israeli

    09/03/2014 3:35:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 9/3/2014, 12:37 PM | Shimon Cohen
    American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was brutally beheaded by the Islamic State terrorist group, took great risks to keep his Jewish faith in captivity, a former fellow-captive of the murdered journalist told Yediot Aharonoth. However, it turns out that Sotloff was in fact Israeli. A media gag order on the issue was released on Wednesday, allowing publication of the fact that Sotloff made aliyah (immigration) to Israel in 2005 by himself, and studied at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Sotloff reportedly made sure to fast in secret during Yom Kippur and even prayed in the direction of Jerusalem, as is...
  • 32 nations back Judaism’s Yom Kippur as UN holiday

    07/30/2014 7:57:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:46 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. The letter to the assembly’s Committee on Conferences, circulated on Wednesday, says the U.N. “recognizes the major festivals of many of the world’s main religions, yet Judaism is not represented.”“We believe that the United Nations calendar should reflect the organization’s founding principles of coexistence, justice and mutual respect,” the 32 countries said. “We urge the United Nations to correct this inequity and recognize the holiest day of the Jewish faith.” …
  • Israel seeks to make Yom Kippur a UN holiday

    05/16/2014 3:46:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 6:03 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Israel has launched a campaign calling for the United Nations to recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor sent a letter to all U.N. member states, saying there are three major monotheistic religions, but only two—Christianity and Islam—are recognized by the U.N. calendar. “Such discrimination at the U.N. must end,” Prosor said in an excerpt of the letter sent to journalists Friday by Israel’s U.N. Mission. …
  • Dayan pushed PM Meir to consider using nuclear weapons in 1973 war

    10/04/2013 4:41:10 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/3/2013 | MITCH GINSBURG
    On the second day of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel’s defense minister Moshe Dayan told prime minister Golda Meir to consider making preparations for the use of nuclear weapons, according to an interview with a ministerial aide now being published for the first time. With Israel taken completely by surprise, Syrian tanks streaking across the Golan Heights and the IDF’s armored divisions in the south losing ground, Dayan returned from the northern front for a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office visibly shaken, and suggested readying the nuclear option, claims Arnon Azaryahu, an aide to another minister in the...
  • Remembering the Yom Kippur War

    09/15/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/15/2013 | GREER FAY CASHMAN
    Coming from Australia, I had never experienced a war, because no war in the true sense of the word had ever been fought on Australian soil. So nothing in my life prepared me for the Yom Kippur War. I had left the Beit Giora immigrant absorption center in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Yovel neighborhood to stay for Yom Kippur with my friend Haya, a former employee of the Israeli Consulate in Australia who lived in the center of town. In the late afternoon, we heard sirens and saw jeeps speeding along King George Street. Haya, a multi-generation Israeli originally from Tiberias, and...
  • It's Been an Honor

    09/13/2013 4:19:05 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 281 replies
    Self | Sept. 13, 2013 | Mesta
    Dear FRiends,This day is Erev Yom Kippur, (Yom Kippur Eve,) usually commemorated with two festive meals, the giving of charity, and asking others for forgiveness. This is to ask YOUR forgiveness for not explaining why all of my pings have stopped without anyone knowing why. I wouldn't exactly call this a 'vanity', more like an explanation and apology to all of you who have added your names to any of my lists for why you don't get those oh, so many pings anymore.Below is what this post started as. And THIS is how it ended. I figured it was better...
  • Infinity Reasons For Fear, One Big Reason New Year Great for Israel

    09/13/2013 12:29:29 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 2 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Sept. 13, 2013 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Obama is dead set to shrink Israel’s borders. Assad, Iran and Russia are suffocating the Free World. Radical Islam thrives in Israel’s heart. But Israel has one life support. It starts with Yom Kippur.
  • God vs. Bama: Jewish temple throws penalty flag on football talk during Yom Kippur.

    09/06/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 16 replies
    AL,com ^ | September 05, 2013 | Greg Garrison
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The largest synagogue in Birmingham has thrown a penalty flag on any talk of football during Yom Kippur, the last day of the Jewish High Holy Days on Sept. 14. Temple Emanu-El posted a stern announcement in a hand-out bulletin distributed at Rosh Hashanah services Wednesday night and Thursday morning, saying that football should not be discussed at the synagogue on the solemn Day of Atonement.
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/25/2012 2:17:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    various | September 25, 2012
    As you know, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody. Here it is, sung by Johnny Mathis. This is the translation from Aramaic: All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called 'konam,' 'konas,' or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and...
  • On Generosity and Justice

    09/25/2012 12:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | September 25, 2012 | Aryeh Cohen
    So what else is there to say about Mitt Romney's tax returns? I would suggest that we could learn at least two things from them. First, on a personal level, it seems that Mitt and Ann Romney are very generous people. They donated $4.02 million in charity in 2011 (out of $13.7 million of income) and $3 million in 2010 (out of $21.7 million in income). If these figures are accurate (and there is no reason to doubt them) the Romneys donated almost 30 percent of their 2011 income to charity, and 14 percent of their income in 2010. That...
  • Reminiscing of Yom Kippur 1973

    09/22/2012 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Begona's Hope ^ | 9/22/2012 | BegonaB
    The world watches the war of words between Israel and Iran. President Ahmadinejad’s call for the annihilation of the Zionist regime has lost its edge because of overuse. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reply that Israel has the right to defend itself is as expected as the sun rising in the morning. However, tensions rose to a new high last week with the comment by Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi that “of course this confrontation has always continued; however, since we are in the era of The Coming, this war will be a significant war” (Mashregh news). He was referring to Imam...
  • Petition To Make Jewish Day of Atonement Yom Kippur A US National Holiday

    09/17/2012 2:20:54 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 62 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 16, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Petition To Make Jewish Day of Atonement Yom Kippur A US National HolidayBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York, New York --- September 16, 2012 ... Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, the most holy day in the Jewish religion is not recognized as a national holiday in the US. It is a day set aside around the world for all Jews to “afflict the soul,” to atone for the sins of the past year. But yet, the sacred holiday of Yom Kippur has not been accommodated with the respect that it deserves in the US. We are hoping...
  • On Yom Kippur- Wake Up Israel.....Obama is NOT Our Ally

    10/07/2011 12:34:04 PM PDT · by CWSNTEXAS · 5 replies
    I read this interesting piece, a special prayer for Yom Kippur, and was struck at how absolutely out-of-touch the author was at the reality of Barack Obama. Part of the prayer reads, "May G*d grant US President Barack Obama the determination to sweep away Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his menacing regime, without the military operation incurring severe costs to us, or undue losses to US forces". If this writer believes Obama will do anything to weaken Iran or protect the nation of Israel, he is delusional. "Easy fast" to those of you who acknowledge our holy day and best wishes to...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    10/07/2011 8:11:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    various | October 7, 2011
    As you know, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody and I thought you might like to hear it (guess the singer). This is the translation from Aramaic: "All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called 'konam,' 'konas,' or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be...
  • Yom Kippur Drill: IDF Simulates War Call Up

    10/06/2011 2:50:39 PM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6 Oct 2011 | Yoav Zitun
    The IDF is taking no chances on the eve of Yom Kippur. In an unusual and rare step, The IDF's General Staff alerted two reserve divisions as part of an emergency drill in army bases in central and northern Israel. The purpose of the exercise was to test the soldiers' level of response and readiness for war. On Wednesday evening, at 6 pm, reserve soldiers received a phone call ordering them to report to their units immediately. The drill ended on Thursday at 4 pm.
  • Global Shofar FlashMob Held Around the World

    09/19/2011 12:05:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/9/11 | Elad Benari
    Jews around the world gathered on Sunday for first-ever global Shofar FlashMob hosted by Art Kibbutz NYC, the newly-launched international artist community. The event was meant to give the Jewish tradition of sounding the Shofar daily during the Hebrew month of Elul a 21st century post-modern twist. The Shofar, traditionally made from a ram’s horn, was used in Biblical times for many purposes, including announcing the new month, to herald the commencement of the festivals and in battle. Besides being sounded during Elul, the Shofar is also sounded on Rosh Hashanah and at the conclusion of Yom Kippur. There are...
  • Bedouin car pelted with stones during Yom Kippur emergency

    09/19/2010 3:36:38 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 19 Sept 2010 | Ilana Curiel
    Although Israeli roads are usually empty on Yom Kippur, there are always some emergencies that demand getting on the road, which inevitably means the risk of having your car pelted with stones. The Al-Huzayil family from the Bedouin city of Rahat, who had to get a 16-year old member of the family to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba Saturday morning, experienced a barrage of stones on their way back from the hospital. The family followed the Magen David Adom paramedics, who arrived at the house to take the teenage girl to the hospital. "The main highway was actually quiet...
  • Uneasy Feelings on this 37th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

    09/17/2010 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    JINSA ^ | September 17, 2010 | JINSA Reports
    On the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War and the yartzeit this month of more than 2,500 Israel soldiers who gave their lives in a war for the very survival of the State and the protection of their homes and families, the United States has nearly completed the turn of its policy. The objective of American diplomacy used to be to ensure that Israel received the recognition of the Arab States that it was due as a member of the United Nations. That recognition was to have resulted in the "secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/17/2010 6:50:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    various | September 17, 2010
    As you know, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody and I thought you might like to hear it (guess the singer). This is the translation from Aramaic: "All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called 'konam,' 'konas,' or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be...
  • Yom Kippur Messianic Post Index

    09/14/2010 5:25:30 AM PDT · by Buggman · 8 replies
    The Return of Benjamin Blog ^ | September 14, 2010 | Michael Bugg
    "Tis that wonderfully busy time of year again, and I haven't had time to create a new article for Yom Kippur just yet. Hopefully I'll have time in the next couple of days. In the meantime, here are links to some of the articles I've written on the subject in the past: Yom Kippur, Part 1: Traditions and BloodYom Kippur, Part 2: The Exodus and the FutureDid God Reject the Sacrifice Because of Yeshua? A Response to Rabbi Singer And an overview of the Feasts for those who might not have seen it before: The Feasts and the Exodus Shalom.
  • The secret to a happy life

    09/12/2010 6:25:32 AM PDT · by Reeses · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Aish.com ^ | September 12, 2010 | Rabbi Benjamin Blech
    ... What is it, after all, that makes so many people feel like failures? On a superficial level the simple assumption is that we are depressed because we are deprived. The truth is that it is not so. Our obsession for acquiring wealth has far less to do with our personal wants than with our refusal to have less than others. We have to face up to the fact that, as Frank Ross put it, “It is not so much what we haven’t, but what others have that makes for unhappiness.” A fascinating psychological study recently done by researchers at...
  • London's rage: Pope's Yom Kippur speech

    07/04/2010 3:41:33 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 5 July 2010 | n/c
    Britain's new government has been caught in an unexpected political crisis as the pope's visit approaches. The Guardian reported Sunday that the speech of Benedict XVI in Parliament will take place on Yom Kippur, which has attracted criticism from the Jewish community and its supporters. The leader of the Catholic Church will arrive in London in September and is expected to remain in the UK for four days. The jewel in the crown is to be an historic speech before the British Parliament on September 17. The visit already drew criticism in the mainly Anglican kingdom, but the date of...
  • The Messiah in Yom Kippur

    09/28/2009 4:07:50 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies · 445+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 9/27/09 | Robin Sampson
    Christians know that Jesus has provided our atonement: “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:23-24). God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood. Jesus’ death surpasses and replaces the atonement ritual of the Jewish Temple. The book of Hebrews explains the ceremonies of the Day of Atonement as a pattern of the atoning work of Christ. Jesus is our high priest, and His blood shed on Calvary is seen as symbolized in the blood...
  • Yom Kippur and Jews have much to repent about.

    09/27/2009 7:54:35 PM PDT · by arkadyka · 63 replies · 1,607+ views
    Right Condition ^ | 927/2009 | arkady
    Today is the start of our most holiest holiday and an opportunity for us to repent our sins. This will not be a self flagellation, but rather advice to 78% of you. Same 78% of you who voted for Obama despite the most obvious and egregious radicalism displayed by any presidential candidate in our history. Today is the time you think about your position in America and where your loyalties lie. Nine months have passed and what was obvious to the 22% of us one year ago should be as clear as day by now. Liberals no longer represent us...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/27/2009 2:18:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies · 1,606+ views
    various | September 27, 2009
    As you know, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody and I thought you might like to hear it (guess the singer). This is the translation from Aramaic: "All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called 'konam,' 'konas,' or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be...
  • When Religion Is Involved, a Game Is Just That

    09/27/2009 7:06:50 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 2 replies · 610+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 26, 2009 | GEORGE VECSEY
    When Religion Is Involved, a Game Is Just That This is a most wonderful gesture, having the Yankees and the Red Sox play at 1 p.m. on Sunday. It could even be the start of something better. Instead of putting the game at 8 p.m. — prime time, as the networks call it — ESPN and Major League Baseball are accommodating thousands of fans who at sundown will be observing Yom Kippur, the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar. Not only that, but the N.F.L. has allowed both New York teams to play at 1 on Sunday — Jets...
  • Police contain riot at sensitive Jerusalem holy site

    09/27/2009 1:44:40 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 11 replies · 1,014+ views
    Reuters Alertnet ^ | Sept 27, 2009
    Israeli police fired stun grenades on Sunday to disperse 150 Palestinians who hurled stones at Jewish worshipers visiting a sensitive religious site in the Old City before the start of the holiest day for Jews. Two policemen were lightly wounded, a spokesman said, and Palestinian medics said they evacuated a Palestinian man suffering from a head injury. Police restored calm and closed the complex after the incident. The incident occurred before Yom Kippur in the complex known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as al-Harm al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary). It houses al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the...
  • Iran Plans Yom Kippur Missile Test

    09/26/2009 9:55:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 585+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/26/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Iran will hold missile defense exercises on Sunday, Iranian media reported Saturday. The exercises will coincide with the Yom Kippur holiday, the holiest day of the year according to Judaism and the anniversary of the beginning of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
  • Iran to hold missile defense exercise on Yom Kippur

    09/26/2009 7:59:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies · 1,116+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | Sept 26, 2009
    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards will hold missile defense exercises on the upcoming Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Iranian media reported on Saturday. The announcement of the war games coincided with increased tension in Iran's nuclear dispute with the West, after the Islamic Republic disclosed that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant. The reports did not say what kind of missiles would be used in the war games, which will start on Sunday, the eve of Yom Kippur. In May, Iran said it had tested a missile that defense analysts said could hit Israel and U.S. bases in the...
  • Sarah Palin: Best Wishes for the Jewish High Holidays

    09/24/2009 3:02:32 PM PDT · by Sarah Barracuda · 65 replies · 1,558+ views
    Todd and I would like to offer our best wishes to the Jewish community as they celebrate the High Holy Days. With the celebration of the Jewish New Year this week and the observance of the Day of Atonement next week, we are reminded of the hopeful commitment to renewal and peace exemplified by the Jewish tradition and the Jewish people throughout history. Yom Kippur, the most solemn and important of the Jewish holy days, is a time of reflection and supplication for forgiveness. The timeless human struggle to promote justice, harmony, and peace is seen here in this process...
  • Days of Awe

    09/22/2009 9:23:16 AM PDT · by chaimke · 138+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 00/22//2009 | Chaim
    Jews intone theses words: …mi yichie umi yamut (who will live and who will die)… mi bamayim umi ba’esh (who by water and who by fire)…As we look around the world, between the current economic meltdown and the forces that wish to destroy the West… the horizon looks rather bleak. Evil seems to be ascendant, the western nations are plagued by the cancer within, wittingly or unwittingly, working for their destruction. Western politicians of every political stripe, are guilty of the current situation whether for personal gain, for personal glory or merely because of absolutely naive misguidance. The world, as...
  • Debbie Schlussel: Et Tu, Dennis Prager?...Observes Yom Kippur w/ Whining Muslim...Prager “Responds”

    09/21/2009 10:54:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 1,389+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    You’d think that a man who made such a big deal about a Muslim Congressman getting sworn into Congress using a Koran would be the last person to spend Judaism’s most important holiday with an extremist Muslim–the last person to use the day as an exercise in moral equivalency and interfaith multi-culti crap.

    09/18/2009 11:44:40 AM PDT · by Psion · 22 replies · 1,620+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Sept. 18, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Why We Are Going to Hell – Part 2,036 Radical Jew-Hating Muslims Welcomed by Rabbi bythelastcrusade.org On Friday afternoons and other times during the week, a synagogue in Reston, Virginia is used as a mosque, where hundreds of Muslims remove their shoes, unfurl their prayer rugs, and bow to the east in adoration of Allah.The members of the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, who worship at the synagogue on Friday nights, see no problem with this arrangement which grants an additional $300 a day in revenue.And the Jewish congregants appear to be blissfully unaware that many of the Muslims who...
  • 16 pirates died after handling substance on captured Iranian ship

    10/23/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 102 replies · 3,624+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 22 Oct 08 | Unknown
    LONDON — An Iranian ship captured by Somali pirates carried sealed containers of a powdery substance believed to be nuclear or chemical weapons agents. Western intelligence agencies have been monitoring the capture of the Iran Deyanat, seized by Somali pirates on Aug. 21. The cargo ship, owned and operated by the state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, or IRISL, contains sealed cargo thought to be linked to the death of 16 pirates.
  • Arab racism against Jews inside Israel: Arabs' rampage in Acre Oct 2008

    10/23/2008 4:09:41 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 177+ views
    Arab racism against Jews inside Israel: Arabs' rampage in Acre Oct 2008 [Oct 2008]... the violence continued as Arabs heading back to their neighborhoods ran riot through Jewish areas of the city. Calling "Death to the Jews" and Allah hu akbar ("Allah is great"), the rioters vandalized hundreds of Jewish-owned shops and vehicles, and threw rocks at people on their way to or from Yom Kippur prayers.http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/127921 Police arrest Acre Yom Kippur driver... Police on Monday arrested 48 year-old Jamal Taufik, the driver who entered Jewish east Acre on the evening of Yom Kippur and who is blamed by police...
  • For the Sin of Silence

    10/11/2008 6:25:31 PM PDT · by hecht · 1 replies · 177+ views
    For the Sin of Silence by Dr. Rafael Medoff American Jews should add an "Al Chet". On Yom Kippur, in synagogues throughout the country, American Jews will lightly strike their chests while reciting the Al Chet, the litany of confessions for sins committed during the previous year. "For the sin of lying.... For the Many American Jews were not sufficiently concerned "with our brethren." - Rabbi Soloveitchik sin of gossiping.... For the sin of being disrespectful...." and so on. Some years ago, one of the most prominent rabbis in America made a startling suggestion - that American Jews should add...
  • Yom Kippur riots in Akko

    10/10/2008 1:29:59 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 415+ views
    JTA ^ | 10/10/2008 | Staff
    Jews and Arabs rioted in the mixed Jewish-Arab Israeli city of Akko over Yom Kippur. The riots started Wednesday night when an Arab man drove through the Jewish sector of the city and was confronted by Jewish youths who said he was deliberately desecrating the holiday by driving, smoking and playing loud music. The ensuing riots between Jewish and Arab youths resulted in extensive damage to property throughout the town in northern Israel. Some fresh clashes continued on Friday, but the deployment of hundreds of police officers in Akko helpes restore calm. Other mixed Jewish-Arab cities in Israel, including Jaffa,...
  • Yom Kippur holiest of days on Jewish calendar

    10/08/2008 9:11:25 AM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 785+ views
    Times Daily ^ | Oct. 8, 2008 | Jennifer Crossley
    Its observers abstain from food, sex, baths and wearing leather for 26 hours, casting away distractions that may cloud their mission: Getting closer to God. Jews will celebrate Yom Kippur on Wednesday and Thursday this year. Taking place 10 days after the start of Rosh Hashanah, the start of the new Jewish year, "Yom Kippur is the holiest of days on the Jewish calendar," said Kim Gonzalez, teen director and Jewish educator at the Levite Jewish Community Center in Birmingham. The holiday is both somber and joyful, a bittersweet reflection on one's good and bad deeds in the past year....
  • Yom Kippur at Columbia

    09/24/2007 2:49:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 152+ views
    Jewish students at Columbia who went to their computers after breaking the fast for Yom Kippur were met Saturday evening with a link on the Drudge Report to an interview with the dean of the School of International and Public Affairs saying that he'd have been happy to welcome Hitler to the campus. The interview, aired on Fox News, was with John Coatsworth. He is seen in the Day of Atonement broadcast chuckling like a veritable Mearsheimer or Walt. Could he be oblivious to the impact his words were going to have in a Jewish community already on notice that...
  • Goldberg on Rather: Schadenfreude-on-Steroids

    09/23/2007 7:19:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies · 198+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Yom Kippur, which ended just last evening, Jews quite literally beat their breasts while asking forgiveness for all the sins committed during the previous year. The confessional prayer enumerates literally dozens of different transgressions. But while the syllabus of sin is seemingly comprehensive, there would appear to be one lacuna. Nowhere in the menu of misdeeds does "schadenfreude" appear. We might just have to petition to have it added in time for next year. Because Jonah Goldberg's I’m Rather Grateful is such a delightful dose of schadenfreude-on-steroids as to be as irresistible. Go ahead, read it and enjoy. There'll...
  • Last Jew in Afghanistan marks Yom Kippur alone

    09/22/2007 9:19:25 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 7 replies · 334+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/22/07 | Yahoo
    KABUL (AFP) - Zebulon Simentov, the last Jew in Afghanistan, is once again marking the Jewish holy day of fasting in solitude, in a deserted synagogue in the capital of a devoutly Islamic nation. ADVERTISEMENT "I have everything I need for the 24 hours of praying and fasting," Simentov tells AFP before the start of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, at sunset on Friday. Around two decades ago, there were still about 20 Afghan Jewish families living in Kabul, although all were from Herat -- the largest city in northwestern Afghanistan near the border with Iran. Through the Soviet...
  • On Yom Kippur Iran Attempts To Intimate Israel With Long Range Missile

    09/22/2007 5:18:02 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 28 replies · 2,393+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 22, 2007 | Joel Leyden
    On Yom Kippur Iran Attempts To Intimate Israel With Long Range Missile By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ----September 21...... Iran publicly released a view of a new long-range missile for the first time. The Islamic terror state showed off the offensive missile on the holiest day of the Jewish new year - Yom Kippur. "We and our allies have known about this missile since Iran started to secure parts for it years ago," a respected Israeli defense analyst told the Israel News Agency. "Iran knows that Israel is presently on a high state of alert for the Yom...
  • Yom Kippur In Israel

    09/22/2007 3:48:42 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies · 340+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 22, 2007 | Judy Lash Balint
    Yom Kippur In Israel (photo)Jews in Ra'anana, Israel symbolically transfer their human sins to fowl. By Judy Lash Balint Israel News Agency Jerusalem ----September 21...... The Days of Awe are drawing to their climactic conclusion, and signs of the impending Day of Judgment may be seen all over Israel. In the days before Yom Kippur, thousands of Torah observant citizens in Israel rush to finish the ritual of kapparot, where human sins are symbolically transferred to a fowl, generally a chicken. It's a custom that does not appear anywhere in the Talmud, but whose origin seems to come courtesy of...
  • Israel Watching Iran, Syria, Islamic Terrorists On Yom Kippur

    09/21/2007 1:09:25 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies · 32+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 21, 2007 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Watching Iran, Syria, Islamic Terrorists On Yom Kippur By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ----September 21...... Israel Defense and General Security Forces remain on high alert against threats from Syria, Iran and Islamic terror groups both inside and outside Israel borders. Israel closed entry to and from the Palestinian territories for Yom Kippur, the holy Jewish day of atonement remembering the bloody surprise attack which took place 34 years ago by Syria and Egypt. "Unlike 1973, we have developed both technological and other resources to monitor our enemies movement day and night," said a senior Israel security source....
  • Our Jewish Roots: The Day of Atonement

    09/07/2007 6:44:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 367+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | September 7, 2007 | Cheryl Dickow
    Then he shall slaughter the people's sin-offering goat, and bringing its blood inside the veil, he shall do with it as he did with the bullock's blood, sprinkling it on the propitiatory and before it.  ~Leviticus 16:15Yom Kippur begins, this year, at sundown on September 21st.  This Day of Atonement, as prescribed in Leviticus and Numbers, has a very special, exceedingly significant meaning for Christians as we look back to the roots of our faith to understand how Christ fulfilled, and continues to fulfill, our need for propitiation.  Essentially, "propitiation" means to appease the wrath of God or to turn...