September 22, 2018

Religion

On the High Holy Days of years past, when he stood before thousands of congregants, Rabbi Joshua Davidson stuck to universal and uncontroversial topics.
The Panoramic Sukkah is a creation by Andy “Eliyahu” Alpern, a photographer specializing in 360-degree images.
America is turning from a place with an undercurrent of antisemitism, to a place in which antisemitism is condoned by the state.
My name is Steve and I’m procrastinator. For years the staff has known that when my assistant says, “Steve is home working on his High Holy Day sermons.”
This summer, Michelle and I donned our wetsuits, pulled up our oversized boots, and climbed aboard our raft for a guided ride down Alaska’s Chulitna River.
What would that look like, if you were to paint it, the Spirit hovering over the waters? Van Gogh’s somersaulting spirals, a sky-born Chagall figure.
Televangelist Joel Osteen opened his Lakewood Church in Houston to a Jewish congregation in need of a place to hold High Holidays services.
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.
Rosh Hashanah, which means “head of the year,” is the Jewish New Year. According to tradition, it is the day God created Adam and Eve.
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.    
When we welcomed our first child home from Cedars-Sinai four years ago, my wife and I looked at each other and asked, “Now what?”
Wanda Peretz’s Beverlywood home is also her art studio where she stitches together the fabrics while strengthening the seam of her Jewish connection.
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