Yom Kippur

  • High Holidays Sermons Focus on Clinton Scandal

    President Clinton’s path of repentance wove its way into American synagogues during the High Holidays. Many rabbis incorporated lessons and opinions from the presidential scandal into their sermons. But even when it wasn’t mentioned, Clinton’s affair with a White House intern made its presence felt at services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In 30… More ▸

  • Conservative Shul in Israel Attacked During Yom Kippur

    A Conservative synagogue in the Tel Aviv suburb of Kfar Saba was vandalized on Yom Kippur, according to officials at the synagogue. Randy Tischler, a board member of the Hod Vettadar Congregation, said the incident occurred after about 500 worshipers attended Kol Nidre services last Friday night. When they returned for services the following morning,… More ▸

  • Postal Workers Win Battle for Time off on High Holidays

    They won the battle, but the war continues for Florida Jewish postal employees who were denied time off for the High Holidays. After receiving phone calls in support of the employees and intervention by the Anti-Defamation League, the manager of the U.S. Postal Service in Coral Springs, Fla., agreed to rework schedules so that anyone… More ▸

  • Florida Postal Workers Denied Time off for the High Holidays

    A battle over freedom of religion is brewing in southern Florida, where at least four Jewish post office employees have been denied time off for the High Holidays. Now the employees of the U.S. Postal Service in Coral Springs, Fla., are struggling to figure out how they will observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It’s… More ▸

  • From Yom Kippur to Capitol Hill: Jewish Lawmakers Dash to Work

    A last-minute scheduling change for the finaldrafting session of immigration reform legislation forced two Jewish members of Congress to dash to the airport as Yom Kippur concluded. California Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Howard Berman hopped red- eye flights back to Washington in order to make a Tuesday morning conference committee meeting, where members… More ▸