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Rabbi Richard Flom stood on the bema — the raised platform at the front of the synagogue and proceeded with a crash course in conservative Judaism. Addressing 115 John Muir Middle School students, he explained the 12 tribes of Israel, the ark, the...
Tags: Christianity, Israel, Judaism, Yom Kippur, John Muir
Imagine turning Tax Day into a holiday. That's what happened with Tu Bishvat, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shvat, which is Thursday. During the time of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, Tu Bishvat was the date for determining the age of fruit trees in...
FOX 5 San Diego StaffThe setting sun on Friday will usher in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for Jews. Yom Kippur is the last of the High Holy Days, which began at sundown Sept. 8 with Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year. Also called the "10 Days of Repentance," the holy days...
I love Christmas and I'm a rabbi, so my love for Christmas is the love of a happy and respectful stranger. However, because of all that my dearest friend, Fr. Tom Hartman, taught me, I may, in fact, be a perfect stranger for Christmas. In full...
Tags: Judaism, Arizona, Florida, Islam, Human Interest
The Religion WorldTablet has a story in which several converts to Judaism talk about one of the challenging, but extremely pleasurable, issues related to conversion: learning about food. An excerpt: Learning about food traditions is a major challenge in every mixed...
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsIt's unimaginable that any Florida governmental agency would schedule an important meeting for 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. In South Florida, where there's a sizable Jewish population, it should be just as unimaginable to hold big budget hearings at...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsGov. Charlie Crist and his wife, Carole Rome, will attend Rosh Hashanah services Wednesday evening at Congregation B???nai Israel in Boca Raton. Here's Crist's Rosh Hashanah statement: ???During this most sacred time of year, I offer heartfelt wishes to...
Tags: Charlie Crist, Israel, Judaism, Florida, Religious Festivals
Top of the TicketFull text: The Democrat issues a special statement on the Jewish High Holy Days....
Your morning fashion and beauty report: Carey Mulligan in Vogue. 'Hellcats' Ashley Tisdale, Aly Michalka on Old Hollywood glamour.All The RageVogue.com has launched a redesigned website, and this fan of "The September Issue" could go back again and again to its behind-the-scenes video showing the October cover shoot. It features a fresh-faced Carey Mulligan in couture gowns in a rustic......
TODAY Group Guitar Lessons Central Orange Coast YMCA, 23000 University Drive, Newport Beach, hosts a free guitar fitting session from 6 to 7 p.m. for children for its upcoming six-week group guitar lessons. The course, which starts Monday, is $125 and...
Tags: Landforms, Defense, Entertainment, Disc Jockeys, Firearms
Lehigh Valley ParentingDaily events for families in and around the Lehigh Valley and region. In case of bad weather, call first. Holiday Train Display: H-O scale featuring models from the Richard Gougler collection. 2-4 p.m. Free. Kutztown Area Historical Society, Normal Avenue...
Sorry, Mel Gibson. I did it. The rain was my fault. Scholars note that prayers for rain are among the earliest liturgical texts and that the Bible regards the withholding of rain as a punishment from God (cf. Deut. 11:11–17; I Kings 17:1)....
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