Activists were opposed to the killing and discarding of chickens “solely for the purpose of a religious ritual.”
“It sort of redeems the day, if it can be redeemed at all, which in my more depressing moments I wonder about,” said Sister Mary Boys.
(JTA) — U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte confused Yom Kippur and a Canadian national holiday during an interview. Lochte’s publicist said during an interview with the swimmer and New York Magazine reporter Jessica Pressler published on Sunday that she was able to get away from the office to join the interview at a mall in…
As Jews prayed this weekend to be sealed into the Book of Life, vandals in a upstate New York town of Warwick disrespected the dead by spray-painting a swastika and Nazi slogans at a cemetery.
“No one steals on Yom Kippur.”
A very different kind of High Holiday ‘service.’
As Jews in New York today got ready to start their Yom Kippur fast at sundown, the city offered them one more opportunity to chow down — and also to register to vote.
On Yom Kippur, we’re supposed to pray with all of our hearts. We’re supposed to be vulnerable. With the added timing of National Coming Out Day, I think we should be even more so.
An Israeli female web comedy team is apologizing on behalf of Israel for its less serious sins on the Jewish Day of Atonement.
I myself can’t always fully embrace faith, and the God I believe in is not one who controls the onset or delay of disease or sudden disaster. And yet, I want to advocate for tefillah, the power of prayer.