Elsewhere: Death takes no holidays, the synagogue mob, second opinion on BRCA


Death takes no holidays: In her yearlong blog investigating 18 Jewish holidays, author Abigail Pogrebin considers how Yom Kippur’s emphasis on death focuses us on our lives. (Forward)

The synagogue mob: Jewish mobsters in the early 20th century still went to Yom Kippur services — and not just because they had a lot to atone for. (Tablet)

Second opinion on BRCA: A leading breast cancer expert has rejected the recommendation urging all Jewish women of Ashkenazi descent to be tested for BRCA. (Hadassah)

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