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FAQ: What is Yom Kippur?

This year Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sunday, September 27, and lasts until sundown on Monday, September 28. Here are the facts you need to know about the holiest of Jewish holidays. Continue Reading...

A victory on Rosh Hashanah

Why is tonight different from all other nights? Because if you live in Los Angeles, you could face legal repercussions for celebrating the Jewish High Holy Days with family and friends. Continue Reading...

FAQ: What is Rosh Hashanah?

The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah lasts from sundown on Friday, September 18 until sundown on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Here are the facts you need to know about the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the first of the High Holy Days. Continue Reading...

Will Michael Bloomberg enact ‘tikkun olam’?

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg recently tweeted that his political program grows out of a Jewish religious teaching giving him the “responsibility” to use the government to “‘repair the world’ in the tradition of Tikkun Olam.” Continue Reading...

FAQ: What is Hanukkah?

This year Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, runs from the evening of Sunday, December 22, to Monday, December 30. Here is what you need to know. What is the history of Hanukkah? Continue Reading...

Does God hate Mondays?

Garfield became one of the most beloved cartoon characters of his time by saying what so many Americans felt: “I hate Mondays.” Indeed, there is biblical evidence that God did not view Mondays as “good” … and Jewish commentators say this has insights about our work, participating in God’s creation, and even our nation’s economic system. Continue Reading...