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Holiday Features

Atonement in the age of social media

COMING FROM a non-observant family of Jewish immigrants from the Former Soviet Union to Israel, a country where many people tend to lead secular lifestyles, I...

Seeing red

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 5 JERUSALEM — The Temple Institute is working together with an Israeli cattleman to raise a Red Heifer in Israel, in strict...

Readying 1,600 tons of honey

JERUSALEM — Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held at the...

Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day 5775 IN THE Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Martyrs’ Forest, which...

That’s the way the matzah crumbles

PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION C PAGE 9 NEW YORK — Seated in his Lower East Side office, in front of a large portrait of company patriarch Aron Streit, Alan Adler avoids...

When getting a little gelt was as good as gold

CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 8 LOS ANGELES — What can a buck get you on Chanukah? Maybe a gold mesh bag of chocolate coins or a lighter for your menorah. But Jewish...

At Thanksgiving, looking out for the needy

AS WE prepare for our Thanksgiving feasts, a 90-year-old Jewish man named Arnold Abbott is stirring the pot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., about hunger and homelessness in...

Is a lunar eclipse on Sukkot an ominous sign?

LOS ANGELES — As we usher in Sukkot, will there be a blood moon rising? John Hagee, the San Antonio pastor who wrote the book Four Blood Moons: Something is About to...

Why fast on Yom Kippur?

By Deborah Fineblum, JNS HERUT Shitrid vividly recalls the first Yom Kippur she fasted. She was only 10, but somehow she was able to make it through the whole day. “I...

Shofar makes house calls

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 13 LOS ANGELES — In preparation for the High Holidays last year, my community sent its shofar blower on the road. During the month...