He wrote on Twitter: Holy c**p, this is your stock photo for a Jewish holiday?? The Holy Father was speaking to the United States Bishops in St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, DC.
Herman Gancz, 87, is another resident at the assisted living community who will take part in the Yom Kippur services.
Scholars of the Holocaust say the badges were a means of isolating and dehumanizing European Jewry – a step toward the Final Solution. He told the Huffington Post the Pope’s message on the environment “takes the work we’re doing it and gives it front and center place in people’s consciousness”.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity for a person to evaluate their growth and progress… and set certain goals for themselves in the future in terms of positive growth”, said Rabbi Simcha Weiser, principal of Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School.
I read a fascinating article in the Los Angeles Times a couple of years ago about local protests against the sacrificial slaughter of chickens being conducted in Jewish enclaves throughout Los Angeles – and, indeed, throughout the world. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has ordered the complete closure of the West Bank and all crossings between Gaza as well as Israel during Yom Kippur, beginning at noon on Tuesday and ending the closure Wednesday at midnight, according to Breaking Israel News.
Yom Kippur is the “Sabbath of Sabbaths”, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
“Thank you for your understanding”.
Jews around the world traditionally spend the day fasting and in intensive prayer, often participating in religious services for most of the day. Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement. This was a time for us to come together as a family, turn off technology, and reach into ourselves and think about the lives we are choosing to live. How do you keep them entertained all day but also carve out time for the grown-ups to have a meaningful and reverential holiday?
I am very aware that many of my recent questions, especially about the High Holidays, have been kid-focused, and I hope I haven’t lost all my readers who may not be at that stage in their lives.
The lessons and values learned on Yom Kippur are taught early on.