Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Binge or bust: How to prepare for that last meal before Yom Kippur
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
I always loved going to my Bubbe Minnie's house, especially during the High Holidays. She'd sit around her dining table with me -- one of her younger grandchildren -- enjoying the last meal before Yom Kippur, and telling me I didn't have to start fasting until I got up from the table. Actually, because I was only 3 or 4...
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By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
NITSAVIM/VA-YELEKH, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30 On the bell curve representing all possible drivers, the incredibly timid among us occupy one small section at the end. The other end is where the uber-aggressive reside. As the vast majority of people are, on the whole, calm, cool and collected, the existence of either of the above populations presents no great problem. But what happens...
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By:
Miki Young
We were visiting friends, and my son was "acting up." The truth was, I was very uncomfortable visiting with these friends who didn't have children, who didn't know how to interact with them, and who presented some conversational challenges to me. With more anger than was necessary, I told my son to "sit on the step" and think about what...
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And nothing ensures that more than oodles of desserts
By:
Louise Fiszer
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP As soon as I see the first fall apples and pears appear in the markets, my thoughts turn to Rosh Hashanah. And by the time you read this column, all my desserts and soup will be sitting in the freezer, waiting for the holidays. In the days prior to this Jewish New Year, I'll be out of...
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Seeking some answers on how best to modernize High Holiday services
By:
Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
All over North America, cantors are in rehearsal for the High Holiday services, which begin with the advent of Rosh Hashanah on the evening of Sept. 18. Meanwhile, there are fast-growing minyanim not affiliated with mainstream denominations whose leaders are also preparing. These minyanim attract a significantly younger cohort of congregants in their 20s and 30s than more establishment congregations...
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