September 26, 2018

High Holy Days

Here are all the places you can celebrate the New Year during the High Holy Days.
Hebrew Discovery Center is one of the remaining synagogues to observe kapparot, the ritual killing of chickens performed during the Days of Awe.
In their Rosh Hashanah sermons, rabbis from across the spectrum called for their communities to act out Jewish values to combat hate and bigotry.
Yom Kippur is a time of prayer and fasting during which Jews ask God for forgiveness and think about their actions and sins of the past year.
On the High Holy Days of years past, when he stood before thousands of congregants, Rabbi Joshua Davidson stuck to universal and uncontroversial topics.
Yom Kippur, one of the holiest and most important days of the Jewish year, is observed by prayer and fasting all day.
Chusid is a self-described ba’al tekiah, a shofar master blaster, and creator of the blog “Hearing Shofar.” He studies them. He buys them.
Rabbi David Baron of Temple of the Arts learned the hard way the lesson of discussing politics on the High Holy Days.
Jennifer Stempel, a Los Angeles-based writer, changed her approach to life after hearing a High Holy Days sermon at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.
Picture services for the High Holy Days: What likely comes to mind is a roomful of congregants sitting with heavy books in their laps.
As the High Holy Days approach, it’s natural to start thinking about the biggies. Like, who am I? What am I doing with my life?
It’s 1999, two days before Rosh Hashanah, and I can’t think of anything positive to look forward to in the coming year.
As congregants climb the stairs to reach High Holy Days services at UCLA Hillel, they will be surrounded by far more than empty walls.
As this Rosh Hashanah neared, I wondered if even a shofar blast could clear away the Charlottesville chant of “Jews won’t replace us.”
I didn't grow up with tzimmes, so the idea of stewed, mushy vegetables with dried fruit has never much appealed to me.
For centuries, the blast of the shofar has jolted generations of Jews into the proper frame of mind for the introspection needed to pursue teshuvah.
I am the recipient of a quintessentially Jewish kind of miracle: someone cradled something precious and then lobbed it across the generations to me.
Per White House tradition, President Donald Trump released a greeting Monday ahead of the Jewish High Holidays which start Wednesday night.
When Hurricane Harvey hit, she helped evacuate 150 people from her neighborhood by airboat and shelter nearly 100 people in a local church.
The High Holy Days present one more thing for new parents to figure out: how to atone for your sins while taking care of your baby.    
Rabbi Mendel Simons is seeking to engage young people over the High Holy Days in ways that go beyond typical services.
If you come all the way to his Kol Shofar factory here, Keinan is going to make sure you walk away with the horn that’s right for you.
There are apologies, there are non-apologies and there are apologies that never were. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are approaching.
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