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  • Two Jews attacked on Yom Kippur in Brooklyn

    10/16/2016 10:01:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.15.16, 11:00 | J.S. Herzog
    Two brothers, aged 19 and 23, wearing prayer shawls and kipot were walking home on Yom Kippur afternoon from the Flatbush Park Jewish Center in Brooklyn when there were attacked by three men yelling anti-Semitic slurs, it was reported by American media. The brothers, Dani and Eli Zainback, were set upon by three men in their twenties who called the fasting siblings taking a break between Orthodox prayer services, “F---ing Jews,” according to the New York Daily News. The older of the brothers, Eli, replied, “It’s our holiday” and then touched one of the assailants, who punched him in the...
  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • Why is Kol Nidrei considered the holiest of Jewish prayers

    10/11/2016 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    Chabad ^ | Rabbi Naftali Silberberg
    While Kol Nidrei—a prayer wherein we release vows—is certainly traditionally seen as one of the most important prayers of the year, there is little in Jewish literature to support this idea. The question, however, remains: why does Jewish tradition lend so much weight and solemnity to this seemingly technical prayer? There are those who have claimed that the reason goes back to the days of the Spanish Inquisition, when the conversos (Jews who chose to convert to Christianity rather than face expulsion or death, but remained faithful to Judaism at heart, and to some degree in observance too) would gather...
  • Yom Kippur Guide

    09/09/2016 12:21:36 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 25 replies
  • Chicago TV Station Wishes Jews A Happy Yom Kippur With Nazi Emblem

    09/24/2015 7:01:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    TPM ^ | 9-24-15 | Katherine Krueger
    A Chicago television news station made a truly unfortunate art choice to accompany a segment on the Jewish High Holidays on Wednesday: the yellow Star of David that Jews were legally required to wear during the Holocaust. The stock photo was first flagged by a Chicago editor, who posted a screenshot of the WGN news broadcast online. The station responded to apologize for the art choice about 30 minutes later, and said in a tweet the image was "inadvertently" used. In a statement posted online, the station said the picture came from its image bank, and they "failed to recognize...
  • WGN Used The Worst Possible Image For A Yom Kippur Segment (yellow star)

    09/23/2015 1:45:01 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    ChicagoIst ^ | September 23 | Emma G. Gallegos
    For a TV segment on Yom Kippur, which began at sundown last night, WGN used about the worst graphic you can imagine: the yellow patch Nazis forced Jews to wear in Germany.
  • Statement From Sen. Cruz on Yom Kippur

    09/22/2015 4:40:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies ^ | 09/22/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in observance of Yom Kippur.“Tonight, in synagogues across the world, our Jewish friends will spend a day in prayer, fasting, and personal repentance. The prayers of the day, contained in the timeless machzor,​ describe the power of Atonement and conclude that there are three things which can reverse an evil decree – repentance, prayer, and charity. God promises us that if we repent with sincerity, He will always accept our prayers. Let us take this to heart – by looking inward to correct our past mistakes, by asking...
  • Spiritual Survival In An Immoral World

    09/22/2015 2:57:49 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 9/22/'15 | Rav Dovid Hofstedter
    On the upcoming Yom Tov of Sukkos, we will say the berachah of “Ata Bechartanu,” the blessing thanking Hashem for having chosen us from among the nations. Interestingly, that very closeness has been the cause of terrible persecution the Jews have experienced. Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky would say that those who have made us suffer for calling ourselves the “chosen” people do not realize that being chosen comes with extraordinary responsibilities as well, as we say in Selichos, “Ashamnu m’kol am – We are guiltier than all of the nations.” As the am hanivchar, it is our responsibility to uphold human...
  • Sandy Koufax's refusal to pitch on Yom Kippur still resonates

    09/22/2015 1:39:46 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jim Caple
    Half a century ago, when Los Angeles Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax chose not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series against the Minnesota Twins because it fell on Yom Kippur, Elliot Strom was a 15-year-old baseball fan in Toronto. After attending services that morning, Strom, who acknowledges that at the time he "wasn't the best synagogue attender in the world," told his father he planned to stay home that afternoon and watch the World Series on TV rather than return for late services. This did not go over well. "My father was very unhappy with me,'' Strom recalls....
  • Yom Kippur;Call No Man Father...Mystery Babylon pt 3

    09/22/2015 11:02:14 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 12 replies ^ | Sept 23 2015 | Bill Randles
    But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.( Matthew 23:8-10)Isn’t it interesting that the man who is hailed as the very “Vicar of Christ” , and who in the name of the Church of Christ recently signed a peace treaty with the so-called “Palestinian State” has come to America to meet with the man who virtually gave the terrorist state...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/22/2015 10:08:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    various | September 22, 2015
    <p>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.</p>
  • At 102, Commack Woman Holds Fast to Yom Kippur Tradition

    09/21/2015 10:57:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Newsday ^ | September 21, 2015
    Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar -- the Day of Atonement when observant Jews fast, pray to God for forgiveness and to be cleansed of sin -- begins at sunset Wednesday. And for 102-year-old Helen Stemple, it is yet another year to think about being a good person. Most Popular Officials: LI cop arrested in hit-run that injured driver Police: DWI driver flipped vehicle, hid in woods Police: 1 dead in two-vehicle crash on turnpike Jury: School district employee lost job in retaliation, gets $50G Pols to OTB: Reveal location for planned gambling parlor Stemple lives in...
  • Yom Kippur Infographic

    09/21/2015 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 38 replies
  • The Big List Of 33 Things That Are Going To Happen In September 2015

    08/21/2015 9:23:17 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 61 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 8/19/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Is September 2015 going to be a month that changes history? For months, there has been an unprecedented amount of buzz all over the Internet about what is going to happen in September. And without a doubt, we are going to witness a convergence of events during that month that is quite remarkable. What I have attempted to do in this article is to put together a list of things that we know will happen next month. Some of the lists that I have seen contain things that cannot be proven or that are simply inaccurate. And of course it...
  • The Mystery Of September 23: Why Does 9/23 Keep Popping Up All Over the Place?

    08/25/2015 7:31:02 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 56 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 16 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    What is going to happen on September 23rd, 2015? For months, there has been an incredible amount of buzz on the Internet about the month of September, and in particular there has been a tremendous amount of speculation about the date of September 23rd. For a long time I didn’t pay much attention to all of this chatter, because I like to stick to things that I can prove. In law school, I was trained to be very analytical and to greatly value hard evidence. If you follow my articles regularly, you have probably noticed those traits reflected in...
  • 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 ^ | 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, 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 · 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 ^ | 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
    ( 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 ^ | 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...