Category Archives: Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2018

…In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. —Leviticus 16:29-30

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Repentance and Liberty

by Karen Singer Avrech This past Shabbat our rabbi delivered the traditional Shabbat T’shuvah drasha, (homily). His essential message was that Modern Orthodoxy is doomed unless the importance of traditional halacha (jurisprudence)  is understood and respected. Recent trends have favored “dynamism” and “innovation” to match the times, but have neglected the legalistic principles that have […]

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Yom Kippur 2015

…In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. —Leviticus 16:29-30

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G’mar chatima tovah 5775 – גמר חתימה טובה

Tonight begins Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. We will fast for 25 hours. Jews, all over the world, attend day-long prayer services, composed of spiritual and emotional prayers, poetry and songs. Karen and I pray that Hashem will inscribe all our friends and relatives in the Book of Life.

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Yom Kippur, 2013

…In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. —Leviticus 16:29-30

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Yom Kippur 5773

Hebrew: G’mar Chatema Tova. English translation: May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.

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Yom Kippur with Issur Danielovitch AKA Kirk Douglas

…In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. —Leviticus 16:29-30 Raised in a traditional kosher home, Kirk Douglas (1916 […]

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Yom Kippur Headache

“Yom Kippur” by Maurycy Gottlieb I always get a ferocious migraine when, as an observant Jew, I fast five times a year. The Yom Kippur fast is easily the most difficult because we spend all day in shul davening, praying. At some point, the migraine gets so bad that I can no longer concentrate on […]

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