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Yom Kippur

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  • Year 5775 begins with High Holy Days

    Year 5775 begins with High Holy Days
    Yes, it's a new year in September. And yes, it's the year 5775 — in the Hebrew calendar.
  • The God Squad: Do what you love? Not always

    The Jewish people are now in between the New Year, Rosh Hashana and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. As I wish my Christian readers Merry Christmas and Happy Easter each year, and wish my Muslim readers a blessed Ramadan, today I'd like to send out to...

    The God Squad: Do animal sacrifices negate sin?

    Q: In the Old Testament, there are passages regarding animal sacrifices as sin offerings. In the New Testament, we learn that Jesus' crucifixion was the (ultimate) atonement for sin. Has Judaism abandoned animal sacrifice? If so, did the crucifixion...

    The God Squad: The nuances of kneeling in prayer

    Q: Why is it Jews don't kneel to pray? I'm Jewish myself, and sometimes I feel the need to pray in this position, but I feel awkward, since I was taught not to do this. — L., via A: The Hebrew Bible has evidence of kneeling...

    The God Squad: Halloween is fun and unifying

    I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them, and they feel somehow that a victory for Halloween...