Yom Kippur

The Science of Repentance

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How well does the Jewish concept of repentance hold up next to modern psychology on personal change?

What Working as a Prosecutor has Taught Me About Yom Kippur

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"The criminal justice system, and the modern shift toward rehabilitative justice focused on reforming an offender, has a lot to teach us."

Yom Kippur Dreams

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A child’s first breath is as much a miracle for us as it is for the baby. After nine months, oxygen, which previously flowed...

Advocates Help Jewish Inmates Observe Yom Kippur

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Given the paucity of resources available, how do incarcerated Jews observe Yom Kippur behind bars? They may lack access to siddurim, mahzorim, a shofar...

Parallels Between Yom Kippur and the 12 Steps

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Recovery from addiction is a journey unlike any other. But for those in the Jewish community, some of that journey might seem rather  familiar,...

Repentance, Forgiveness, Relief. Only if It’s Heartfelt

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Yom Kippur’s concept of repentance may seem idealistic, or even extreme, for people who like to think they are carrying out their day-to-day lives...

Two Movements, One Marriage

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If not for an intuitive friend and a holiday picnic, the couple’s story, teeming with memories from their home in Baltimore and excursions to...

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...