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Despite terrorist attacks, the people of Israel live

There is something uniquely heinous about attacking Israeli civilians during Jewish holidays and on the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Sept. 28

This week's roundup includes Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward being denounced by the City Council for attending a controversial worship event, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, We Believe We Vote Ministries fundraiser and YWCA's Women of Achievement Awards.

For Non-Jews on Judaism, Part 1

I was asked to share something important about Judaism that non-Jews might not know. So many possible answers raced through my mind! I had a very difficult time narrowing it down. So I posed the question to Jewish friends of all branches and observance and I’ve compiled their results. I’m presenting their answers along with their names and notes about which branches of Judaism they identify with.

Ask A Jew: List of Transgressions

During Yom Kippur, we repeat Ashmanu and Al-Chet prayers, wherein we confess to a list of transgressions.

A List of Greetings for Jewish Holidays For Non-Jews

Have you ever wanted to wish your Jewish friends a happy holiday, but maybe you weren’t sure if the upcoming Jewish holiday even was a happy one? You are not alone.

Ask A Jew: How come Jews pound their chest when they pray? Part 2

During Yom Kippur we recite prayers where we hit our chest as we recite each transgression.

Yom Kippur: A time for feasting as well as fasting

Years later, as a scholar and author of “Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli,” I came to understand why the Jewish practice of abstaining from food on Yom Kippur is so out of step with the rest of Jewish tradition.

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