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Once and for All

On the Biblical calendar exists one of the most distinguished days of the year. It’s called the Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement. This day falls on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishrei not July). 1,189 more words

Mind In Motion

America's Lack of Solemn Holidays

  • Maurycy Gottlieb’s “Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur” c. 1878

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year, where the “ten days of repentance” come to an intense conclusion after Rosh Hashanah, the start of the new year. 667 more words

Christmas

Advent thoughts: December 5

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession” (Hebrews 4:14—skim Leviticus 16). 595 more words

Jesus Christ

Return and Repentance in Modern Jewish Literature

Please see the Jewish Review of Books for the full column. Or Mosaic’s summary here.

….The word for repentance in Judaism, teshuvah, translates literally as “return.” A secular Jew who becomes observant is deemed a  147 more words

Religion

Man wanted for pulling wigs off Orthodox Jewish women

Los Angeles police are searching for a man suspected of pulling wigs off Orthodox Jewish women in incidents that investigators say are possible hate crimes. 129 more words

World

The Sinai stones

I’ve met many mountains and many deserts, yet the South Sinai Mountains — especially at Saint Catherine — have a unique power of channeling spirituality. The hike was a tailor-made trek to explore the area of Wadi Jebal, which is known among the Bedouins of St Catherine as the High Mountains area and lies northwest of Saint Catherine Monastery. 1,457 more words

Travel

Running to Work (concluded)

When I left my job in White Plains and began to work in lower Manhattan, my running-commute continued, but now I regularly ran both to and from work. 1,003 more words