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9 things you didn't know about Yom Kippur

By MJL Staff (My Jewish Learning via JTA)-Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, starts at sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Traditionally one of the most somber days on the Jewish calendar, it's known...

 

Obituary - PAUL GROSSMAN

Submitted by Paul Grossman’s family Paul A. Grossman of Longwood passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the age of 83. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his mother, Sylvia Schluger Grossman, who died when he was six...

 

Synagogue Service Schedule

The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. Most synagogues require tickets for admissi...

 

J.K. Rowling calls out writer over Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism

(JTA)—J.K. Rowling went head to head with a fellow British writer on Twitter over his criticism of Jewish complaints about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Simon Maginn, who has written five thrillers under his own name and satirical comedies...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Trump said Jared Kushner should not serve in White House (JTA)—President Donald Trump last year agreed with a former aide that Jared Kushner should not serve in the White House due to potential complications involving Kushner’s business...

 

Faith and fasting: A look at the practice ahead of Yom Kippur

(JNS)-Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40 percent of American Jews and 60 percent of Israeli Jews fast on the Day of Atonement. Of course,...

 

A Jewish atonement ritual gets an eco-friendly makeover

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (JTA)-On the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz led her congregation on a walk to the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on the Mystic River for tashlich, a...

 

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