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Friday, October 20, 2017

yom kippur Tag

A Vietnamese Yom Kippur

17:06 02 May in Culture
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by Kelley Kidd A Yom Kippur spent fasting on the beautiful island paradise of Phu Quoc, in Vietnam, is not my typical Day of Atonement. But somehow that's where I found myself, fasting after a seaside dinner in a bungalow. I stayed up late that night...

Not So Secular: Jews Occupy Wall Street

12:21 02 November in Culture
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by Steven Philp The Occupy Wall Street movement is populated by the disaffected and anti-religious left--that is, if you ignore the Jews. A recent article by Mitchell Landsberg of the Los Angeles Times argues that counter to much of American history--where faith communities often stood at...

Yom Kippur, Israel and Turkey

17:29 14 October in History, Politics
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By Leigh Nusbaum There is a saying in my High Holy Day siddur, the Gates of Repentance, that says, “For transgressions against God, the Day of Atonement atones; but for transgressions of one human being against another, the Day of Atonement does not atone until they...