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Promises for My Gay Children: Reflections of an Orthodox Rabbi for Yom Kippur

October 2, 2014 9:30am

As I prepare for Yom Kippur, I have been giving some thought to all of my and our collective sins. To paraphrase the Al Het Prayer, I have been thinki...

 

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Confronting Murderers and Finding Forgiveness

September 30, 2014 9:09am

I think about the nature and concept of forgiveness literally on a daily basis. As a lawyer, my practice consists solely of defending persons facing t...

 

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The Burden of Coming Out

October 1, 2014 9:47am

In honor of National Coming Out Day, Keshet will be sharing and celebrating coming out stories throughout the month of October. If you have a story yo...

 

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The Things I Learn Teaching English in Isr...

October 1, 2014 4:13pm

When I made aliyah from Montreal, I never planned to teach English in an Israeli classroom. Aliyah was about leaving Montreal to become Israeli, r...

 

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Our 2014 Delicious High Holiday Gift Guide

September 17, 2014 4:28pm

The High Holidays—like many Jewish holidays—are a foodie’s delight. Whether we’re feasting on Rosh Hashanah or abstaining—and then feasting—on Yom K...

 

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Break-the-fast Menu Ideas

September 30, 2014 6:00am

Whereas Rosh Hashanah is my favorite Jewish holiday of the year, Yom Kippur is one of my least favorite, only second to Passover when my beloved carbs...

 

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Yom Kippur's Circle Dance

October 2, 2014 7:00am

Joy and dancing on Yom Kippur may seem like too-easy spirituality, untraditional or even heresy. But consider: liturgy for Kol Nidre evening begin...

 

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Getting to Know Yom Kippur

October 1, 2014 3:35pm

Confession: I’m still kind of a Yom Kippur rookie. Yom Kippur has always been a mystery to me. I am from a household of two Jewish parents, but we ...

 

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The Yom Kippur Diet: Mom Edition

October 1, 2014 3:29pm

“Are you going to fast on Yom Kippur?” “Are you going to try not to eat until chatzot, midday?” These were the questions my friends and I were discuss...