Yom Kippur

For Many Israeli Teens, Eve of Yom Kippur Is Night of Forbidden Love

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SHOHAM, Israel — Ely Cohen topped off his all-white outfit with a few spritzes of cologne. At sundown, the start of Yom Kippur, such anointments...

High Holiday ‘Miracle’

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Fifteen years ago, Frank Levy rushed to George Runkles’ hospital room, bracing himself for the inevitable. But he wasn’t ready to say goodbye just...

Fasting: What to Do, What Not to Do and When to Ask for Help

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At sundown on Friday, Sept. 29, Jews across the Baltimore-metro region and the Diaspora will begin a day-long fast as part of observing Yom...

For CrossFit Cantor, It’s All About Discipline

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The sun has barely crept over the horizon when Rhoda Harrison leaves her Mount Washington home for a fitness center tucked into the outskirts...

Yom Kippur: A Community Lens

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Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the Day of Atonement, marks the end of 40 days of penitence and commemorates the...

Have a Very Veggie Holiday

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Here’s a tricky one: If a vegan were to garnish his or her “nonmeat meat” product (say, a tofu dog) with nondairy cheese, would...

Judaica Shops Roll with the Times

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Tucked away on a quiet street in the basement of a Baltimore residence near Pikesville sits one of the area’s best-kept secrets of Judaica...

Bay Bank Sponsors High Holiday Israel Bonds

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Israel Bonds Maryland has been collaborating with Hopkins Federal Savings Bank for a decade, supporting the tradition of equally matching all  Israel bonds investments...

Messages for the New Year

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The High Holidays are a particularly heavy time of the year: a time for reflection, renewal, forgiveness and repentance for individuals, the Baltimore Jewish ...

Apples and Honey for Seder?

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For Rosh Hashanah, many Jews eat an apple dipped in honey as an auspicious sign for a sweet new year. The symbolism is clear,...