Yom Kippur

For Jews with eating disorders, new approaches aim to make Yom Kippur safer

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By Ella Rockart Shonna Levin is an Orthodox Jew, but she didn’t spend last Yom Kippur in a synagogue. The activist in Brooklyn, N.Y., had...

Break the Fast with Italian Jewish Food

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By Linda Morel I’m in a mixed marriage. While my family emigrated from the Ashkenazi heartland of Germany and Lithuania, my husband David’s family came from...

7 tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

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By Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or drinking for 25 hours and...

Non-traditional sweets to break the fast

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In many Sephardic cultures, the first bite to break the fast is traditionally something sweet — a piece of cake, dried fruit, sugared nuts,...
Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington

Most synagogues to stream their High Holiday services

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From football fields to parking lots, Hill Havurah in Washington looked everywhere for an outdoor space with enough room for socially distanced High Holiday...
Rabbi Sarah Krinsky

Pandemic and protests prevalent in rabbis’ High Holiday sermons

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The topics of Rabbi Scott Hoffman’s High Holiday sermons are a no brainer. Hoffman, who leads B’nai Shalom of Olney, says he always preaches...

Prayer on tap this Yom Kippur with GatherDC

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When most Jews think of Yom Kippur, a few things come to mind. Prayer and fasting are high on the list. But coming together at...

For an easy fast, experts say, break bad habits

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Want to have a more meaningful Yom Kippur? Skip coffee the day before the fast. Better yet, stop drinking it now.

The gift shops that keep on giving

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The High Holidays are the third busiest time of year for synagogue gift shops, right after Chanukah and Passover.

How can we forgive the unforgivable?

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We are in the middle of the month of Elul, the season of repentance and forgiveness that culminates with Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and...