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  • A more traditional Reform prayer book

    NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (JTA) — The Gates of Prayer will be slammed shut when the new Reform movement prayer book, now being composed, is published by 2005. The as-yet unnamed volume — being referred to by its creators as a siddur, the traditional Hebrew word for prayer book — will be radically different than…

  • Jewish life then and now

    Jewish life sure was different the last time the millennium turned. Jews settled in certain areas based solely on the goodwill of local landowners. In the year 1000, Jews were spread throughout the globe. Babylonia was the seat of Jewish religious scholar

  • Jewish life then and now

    Jewish life sure was different the last time the millennium turned. Jews settled in certain areas based solely on the goodwill of local landowners. In the year 1000, Jews were spread throughout the globe. Babylonia was the seat of Jewish religious scholar

  • Jewish life then and now

    Jewish life sure was different the last time the millennium turned. Jews settled in certain areas based solely on the goodwill of local landowners. In the year 1000, Jews were spread throughout the globe. Babylonia was the seat of Jewish religious scholar

  • A clarion Reform call to worship

    First came the call to learn. Now, from the most prominent leader of Reform Judaism, will come the call to worship. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the synagogue branch of the Reform movement, will introduce a major new initiative focusing on prayer at hi

  • A clarion Reform call to worship

    First came the call to learn. Now, from the most prominent leader of Reform Judaism, will come the call to worship. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the synagogue branch of the Reform movement, will introduce a major new initiative focusing on prayer at hi

  • Remains of Israelis killed in Yom Kippur War found

    JERUSALEM, Dec. 7 (JTA) — The bodies of two Israeli soldiers missing since the 1973 Yom Kippur War have been found in the Sinai Desert in Egypt. At a news conference Monday, the head of an Israeli army search team that had been working in Egypt announced that the bodies of Cpl. Leon Cohen and…

  • Is Y2K a Jewish issue?

    NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (JTA) — Here’s the big question: Y2K — Y4US? Is the change of the secular calendar from 1999 to 2000 a Jewish issue? Some insist that the change of the millennium doesn’t take place until the calendar rolls over to 2001. But no matter when they think the current era comes…

  • High court may clarify church-state confusion

    NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (JTA) — A forthcoming Supreme Court decision has the potential to redraw the rules around public funding of religious education, say legal analysts in the Jewish community. Oral arguments in the case of Mitchell vs. Helms were heard by the high court Wednesday. The lawsuit, which began in 1985, involves a…

  • What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

    What will you be doing New Year’s Eve — or should we say New Millennium’s Eve? Will you be decked out in festive holiday finery, tripping the light fantastic? Or will it not be Dec. 31 for you, but rather the 22nd of Tevet, simply but pleasurably another