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Largest Battle In Sinai Since Yom Kippur Taking Place

Egyptian army claims to have killed 123 Islamic State fighters in response to unprecedented attack in Sinai; Israeli official: Hamas’ military wing is assisting the jihadists in Sinai. 698 more words


Humanistic High Holiday Celebration in Indianapolis

Big news, I think. (I’ll admit to bias and a little self-promotion.)

The very first organized, community-accessible Humanistic Jewish High Holidays celebration for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be conducted on September 15, 2015 in Indianapolis! 97 more words

Humanistic Judaism

A Communal Rosh Hashanah Resolution

A well-known greeting used in the days preceding Rosh Hashanah is “Tichleh shannah v’killeloteha, tachel shannah uvirchoteha.” It means, “Bring an end to the year and all its curses, and begin the New Year and all its blessings.” 329 more words


The Gift of Elul

Elul, the lunar month that precedes Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, marks a distinctive time in the Jewish calendar. By tradition, we begin the monthlong process of reflection and introspection that will culminate in the High Holy Days. 286 more words


An Alternative Al Chet/Confession List*--For Parents and Educators of Jewish Girls

This piece was originally published on the Ma’yan blog on September 29th, 2014

A new year is coming: a time to reflect, refresh, renew. We have raised our children as best we could, given them the tools they need to grow strong and thriving, shown them love as only we know how. 508 more words

Judaism/Jewish Culture

Jesus v. the Goats--A.D. The Bible Continues, episode 10

PETA beware: You’re not going to like what happened to the first goat that was carried up to the temple as part of the Yom Kippur ceremony in this week’s… 878 more words

A.D. The Bible Continues


After uttering Oy Vey for the twelfth time yesterday, my new Paradise friend quizzically inquired, “You inject sooo many Yiddish words and expressions into your speech. 756 more words