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Articles from the September 18, 2015 edition

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  • Synagogue Service Schedule

    Sep 18, 2015

    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 admission, and their cost varies from congregation to congregation. Some may open one or more of their holiday services to the community. For tickets or information, contact the individual synagogue. Celebration Jewish Congregation (Reform) Rabbi Dr. Richard M. Cowin Cantorial soloists Dr. Norton and Jane... Full story

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

    Sep 18, 2015

    N.Y. Times public editor calls paper’s Iran deal graphic ‘insensitive and inappropriate’ (JTA)—The New York Times’ public editor called a graphic about the Iran nuclear deal that singled out Jewish lawmakers “insensitive and inappropriate.” Margret Sullivan addressed the issue Friday in her column a day after the graphic titled “Lawmakers against the Iran deal” was posted online and published in the newspaper. The chart originally included a column with the heading “Jewish?” “Yeses” were highlighted in yellow, while “noes” were not. Another col... Full story

  • Why Sandy Koufax sitting out a World Series game still matters 50 years later

    Hillel Kuttler, JTA|Sep 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (JTA)-Jesse Agler was pretty talented as a catcher and pitcher in Little League, yet his parents benched him regularly. That's because the Aglers had a no-baseball-on-Shabbat rule, one cloaked in sports royalty. "It was a source of frustration as a kid, but I appreciated later what they tried to do," said Agler, a 33-year-old radio broadcaster for the San Diego Padres who grew up in South Florida. "It goes back to Koufax making the point about that day, that it's not for baseball." Ag... Full story

  • Beyond the bagel: Breaking the fast with flair

    Shannon Sarna|Sep 18, 2015

    NEW YORK (JTA)—By the time the fast is over on Yom Kippur, the last thing you want to be doing is patchkeing in the kitchen to prepare lots of food. And as much as I can’t wait to shove a bagel and cream cheese with all the fixins in my face, I also like to enjoy something sweet, something salty and something a little fresh with my traditional post-fast carbs. The rich, sweet coffee cake challah can also be baked ahead of time. And the flavors of the custom dill lemon caper cream cheese will only intensify when you let them sit overnight in... Full story

  • Why the Chosen People are choosing aliyah

    Cnaan Liphshiz|Sep 18, 2015

    (JTA)—In their central Jerusalem apartment, Natan and Avital Sharansky can hear their new upstairs neighbors chatting in French on their patio. The young family moved into the penthouse earlier this month, shortly after immigrating to Israel with help of the Jewish Agency for Israel—the semi-official organization for Jewish immigration to Israel, or aliyah, which Natan Sharansky has headed since 2009. The family is part of a major increase in aliyah from France, amid rising levels of anti-Semitism and economic stagnation in that country. In... Full story