On Yom Kippur, as we focus on our personal faults, how do we acknowledge those shortcomings that are more communal?
The confessions come flooding in at this time of year to the Twitter feed of the atonement app eScapegoat.
A few days before Yom Kippur, thousands of white-feathered chickens land on Pico Boulevard. Not there to be broiled, boiled or fricasseed in any of the nearby kosher restaurants in this predominantly Jewish business district, they nonetheless have arrived in time to be served up.
Israel Police have been holding talks with Israeli Arab representatives in bid to diffuse tensions ahead of Yom Kippur, after the burning of an Upper-Galilee mosque earlier this week. Police hope that calm will be restored in time for Yom Kippur on Saturday.
British author Ian McEwan was chosen to receive the prestigious Jerusalem Prize. The biennial prize, which will be awarded next month in a ceremony on the opening night of the Jerusalem Book Fair, is Israel\'s highest literary honor for foreign writers. The award is given to an author whose works best exemplify the \"freedom of the individual in society.\"
As singles, trying on different slippers and hoping for a perfect fit, we have assayed to squeeze ourselves into many an improper shoe during the past year, blistering ourselves and others in the process, becoming callused as we try to move our lives forward.
\"I was brought up Jewish, but I\'m not religious in the least now, and I\'m sort of the typical secular Jew,\" Hirsch said. Current world events, \"coupled with getting older, being in my 50s,\" have forced him to re-examine his own spiritual values. \"This character in the play is doing that, as well as I\'m doing it now.\"
Calendar of Events in Los Angeles.
The case of the fugitive chicken.
At sundown on Monday we usher in the happiest day of our calendar, Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. For the next 10 days we\'ll be called upon to reexamine our lives -- to wake up and not only smell the roses, but plant them for other people to enjoy.
The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.
One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."
A Google Search for ‘Jewish Baby Strollers’ Yields Anti-Semitic Images. An Extremist Campaign May Be to Blame
The campaign appears to stem from 4chan.
"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.
“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”