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Thousands of Jews pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Sept. 19, 2018. Photo by Ben Toren/Flash90.

Majority of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on Yom Kippur, according to new poll

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A special survey by the Israel Democracy Institute’s Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research in honor of Yom Kippur showed that 60.5 percent of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on the Jewish Day of...

A New African Tradition for Hanukkah

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For Meskerem Gebreyohannes, all of the Jewish holidays bring doro wat, a luxurious chicken dish she makes with slowly cooked onions and a red chile sauce layered with flavors from the African spice trail. Despite...

Stump the seder guests: A mystery for each day of the holiday

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Why is this year going to be different from all other years? Because this year, you can stump your guests with the meaning behind many of the mysterious rites that comprise the Passover seder. Let’s...
The mouth of the Miami River at Brickell, a neighborhood in the city's financial district. Credit: Marc Averette via Wikimedia Commons.

Orthodox Jewish leaders in Florida dissuade Passover visitors due to coronavirus

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Ahead of Passover and deep into the coronavirus pandemic, Orthodox Jewish leaders and medical professionals in Florida have warned against an exodus of visitors from their homes to the Sunshine State to celebrate the...

This Shabbat before Passover is, for us Jews, about sacrifice and service

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This week we celebrate Shabbat Ha Gadol, the great Shabbat heralding Pesach (or Passover). The Lord commands Moses to transmit the Torah (teaching) of sacrifice and service to his brother Aaron, and to Aaron's...

Yom Kippur 5780, music and memory

In just a little while, the notes of Kol Nidre will start playing, that melody that moves the one who knows its meaning as much as the one who knows nothing about it. Theodor...

Jewish New Year starts Wednesday

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Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, will be Wednesday, and area Jews will be celebrating the High Holy Day. Chabad of Peachtree City, 632 Dogwood Trail in Tyrone, and Congregation B'nai Israel, 1633 Hwy. 54...

How Christmas Transformed Hanukkah in America

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Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, celebrates the victory, in 164 BCE of armed Jewish rebels led by Judah the Maccabee over the army of the Syrian despot Antiochus IV. Against all odds, the courageous, resourceful,...

Inside Israel’s $75,000 designer Sukkah

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Visitors to Jerusalem during the holiday of Sukkot are often struck by a unique site: overtaking balconies across the city’s Jewish neighborhoods, little metal and wooden huts topped with branches and leaves huddle against one another....

Israel Commemorates 23,544 Fallen IDF Soldiers, 3,117 Terror Victims

Israel came to a standstill on Sunday night to mark Yom Hazikaron, national Memorial Day, and to commemorate the 23,544 fallen IDF soldiers and 3,117 victims of terrorist attacks who have died over the...