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Films of Atonement

Films of Atonement
By September 18, 2007

As an atheist raised in culturally Christian milieu who lives with a non-practicing Jew, I’m in no position to discourse on Jewish notion of atonement as practiced on Yom Kippur. But in my understanding, the holiday has to do with … Read More

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Books of Atonement

Books of Atonement
By September 18, 2007

I was recently called on the carpet by a Bel Air cantor when I told him that, despite my atheism, I still fasted on Yom Kippur. He asked why and, after some hemming and hawing that had to do with … Read More

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Year-Round Cultural Atonement

Year-Round Cultural Atonement
By September 18, 2007

Whether you’re Orthodox or atheist, you’ve no doubt encountered non-Jewish works of art that resonate with fundamentally Jewish teachings about repentance and forgiveness. Yom Kippur asks us to atone for 24 hours straight, which seems like a power cleanse for … Read More

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Custom-Made Yom Kippur Events for Every Personality

Custom-Made Yom Kippur Events for Every Personality
By September 16, 2007

For Rosh Hashanah, we rounded up events for seven Jewish archetypes in six major U.S cities. Now, we’re doing the same for the second, more solemn of the High Holy Days. Find your type below and click on the city … Read More

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Yom Kippur in Chicago

Yom Kippur in Chicago
By September 14, 2007

The Hippie: Dreadlocks and Bagels What: Mystical reflections of Yom Kippur When: Saturday, September 22, 3:45 PM Where: Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St Why: Explore the oneness of time, space and consciousness with a totally far-out discussion by Rabbi … Read More

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Yom Kippur in Los Angeles

Yom Kippur in Los Angeles
By September 14, 2007

The Hippie: Dreadlocks and Bagels What: Yom Kippur meditation and break-fast When: Saturday, September 22, 9 AM Where: 1404 Greenfield Ave #1 Why: Mix up your Yom Kippur experience with a day of dharma talks, meditation, and inspirational readings. 30-45 … Read More

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Yom Kippur in San Francisco

Yom Kippur in San Francisco
By September 14, 2007

The Hippie: Dreadlocks and Bagels What: Yom Kippur services with special speaker Cindy Sheehan, followed by vegetarian potluck break-fast When: Saturday, September 22, 9 AM Where: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farell St. Why: This might just be the ultimate … Read More

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Yom Kippur in Miami

Yom Kippur in Miami
By September 14, 2007

The Hippie: Dreadlocks and Bagels What: Interactive Yom Kippur services When: Friday, September 21, Kol Nidre 7:30 PM; Saturday, September 22, Morning Service & Yizkor, 10 AM; Neilah, 4 PM Where: The Lincoln Theater, 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Why: … Read More

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