When the Jewish community learned that the March for Racial Justice was scheduled for Yom Kippur (September 30), outraged responses filled social media Read more: http://forward.com/opinion/383226/no-its-not-anti-semitic-to-schedule-your-march-for-yom-kippur/
For this Laotian Jew, a rice recipe from his Buddhist childhood sustains him through Yom Kippur.
How a former Catholic became a believer and leader of collective Jewish prayers of repentance.
You came to me, now grown the morning after the election, and cried. This wasn’t supposed to happen, you said. I didn’t know what to say in return.
The Lemba Jews of Zimbabwe are having a hopeful New Year
As we approach the Days of Awe, this year as in previous years, I think about lessons learned from the people I encounter in my line of work, killers and victims alike.
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Clapping, counting and musical rhymes and fingerplays introduce Shabbat and the Jewish holidays to preschoolers in a participatory way. Four dozen rhymes include old favorites and many original poems. With easy-to-learn words and bright, adorable pictures. An ideal gift for any occasion.
A Jewish holiday book that welcomes the diversity of American Jewish children and their families. Chag Sameach! provides an introduction to the Jewish year. All kinds of people and families are included. The text and more than 20 black and white photographs can be shared with a three year old and read by a nine year old. It is for both Jewish families and those who would like to teach their children about other people's traditions.
Over the generations, our family tradition had been to go to the beach on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Now that we live in disparate parts of Los Angeles, have differing synagogue schedules and levels of observance, our extended families (about 40 of us) come from throughout the greater Los Angeles area and meet at Venice Beach on the Sunday morning between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, bringing our beach chairs and something to share at our informal brunch that follows.