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Yom Kippur

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

City Hall Hanukkah Menorah lighting set for today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor, will participate in today’s 28th annual City Hall menorah lighting ceremony, celebrating the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah’s message of freedom, hope and […]

11/26/2013

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men participate in a Tashlich ceremony at the Mediterranean sea, in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Tashlich, which means 'to cast away' in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which start on Friday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel ushers in solemn Jewish holiday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis ushered in the holiest day of the Jewish calendar at sundown Friday as the entire country ground almost to a halt for Yom Kippur, Judaism’s day of atonement, observed with a […]

09/13/2013

Rabbi Joshua Hearshen blesses children while they reach to dip apples into honey during the Erev Rosh Hashana, the eve of the Jewish New Year, family service held at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The dipping of apples into honey is a traditional blessing to bring a sweet new year. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Will Vragovic)

You’re welcome! Once-a-year Jews find wide embrace

NEW YORK (AP) — You can search an interactive map to find synagogues that have last-minute seats at services. When you arrive, the temple’s board members will greet you at the door. You can confess […]

09/05/2013

Rosh Hashana

Jewish New Year starts at sundown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – At sundown today, Jews will begin the observance of Rosh Hashana, the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year. Services ushering in the year 5774 on the Hebrew calendar will feature […]

09/04/2013

Israel grinds to a halt for Jewish holy day

  JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel has ground almost to a halt for Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day of the year. Yom Kippur is Judaism’s day of atonement, when devout Jews ask God to forgive them […]

09/26/2012

Southland Jews usher in 5773

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Jews in the Southland and around the world today celebrated the first day of Rosh Hashana, the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year. Services ushering in the year 5773 on […]

09/17/2012

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