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Rabbi Belinsky (David Stuck)

Baltimorean rabbis share thoughts to guide Yom Kippur introspection

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Leviticus 16:30 says that on Yom Kippur, which begins this year the evening of Sept. 27, “He will forgive you, to purify you, that...
Eat light before the fast, with small amounts of carbs, some protein and fruit like grapes. (Larry Koester/Flickr)

7 tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

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By Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky (My Jewish Learning via JTA) There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or...
an outdoor, socially distanced service

Rosh Hashanah dinner, Yom Kippur break-fast, sukkah hops: How risky are these High Holiday...

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When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families and friends...

Community leaders share their thoughts for the Jewish New Year

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“This past year has been extraordinarily challenging in so many ways for all of us. I hope that in this next year, I will...
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4 new children’s books to brighten up the Jewish New Year

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By Penny Schwartz | JTA Sparkling stars and the light of the full harvest moon comfort a young boy and his older sister as they...
Huppit Bartov Miller and family (David Stuck)

Family fun for Rosh Hashanah: Bloggers and artists get creative for the High Holidays

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This year, seasons and holidays may feel like a shadow of what they used to be. Will we be doing the same Zoom events...
lamb chops

Rosh Hashanah dinner, a deux

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  By Keri White As with many folks this year, our Rosh Hashanah gathering will be quite small — probably just my husband and me. Rather than...
Rabbi Steve Schwarts (screenshot by carolyn conte)

Here’s a Program for Teshuva for the High Holidays

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Beth El Congregation of Baltimore is offering a series of programs titled Pathways to Teshuva, which will focus on internal, communal and spiritual growth. The...

Inherited Trauma: When Tragedy Is Part of Your Family History

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Growing up, Harry Burstyn of Baltimore heard his father, a Holocaust survivor, scream in his sleep at night. Burstyn, 56, recalled how his grandmother would...

Celebrating Passover During a Pandemic

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Rabbi Nochum “K” Katsenelenbogen of Chabad of Owings Mills usually welcomes about 150 people for the Passover seder. Needless to say, this year, things...