Tag Archives: Yom Kippur

Easy Fast & Yom Kippur Year of Vigilance (2017)

I don’t think I was the only one in my social circles on whom the Days of  Awe fell flat this year. There was AB, and AB, and SB, and I’m sure many more who said pretty much the same … Continue reading

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(Poland) Erev Yom Kippur (Mayer Kirshenblatt)

Mayer Kirshenblat, Yo\m Kippur Eve (1993) Arms are the basic component to this lovely painting. Gemar chatimah tovah. [[photo credit from They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust, by Mayer Kirshenblatt … Continue reading

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(Norms) Smoked Fish Atonement (Upper West Side)

They used to sprinkle blood on the insides of the Tabernacle tent on Yom Kippur. Today, the  Upper West of New York prepares at Zabar’s for the break-fast to the Day of Atonement, buying up all the salty, smoked fish. … Continue reading

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My Banal Yom Kippur (100 Years After Franz Rosenzweig)

Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky at Ansche Chesed reminded all of us in the kahal yesterday that this Yom Kippur, 2013, was the 100th year anniversary of the legendary visit of Franz Rosenzweig to a synagogue in Berlin. It was from there … Continue reading

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American Liberalism (Syria) (Yom Kippur)

Famous in among Jewish art aficionados, almost all the adult figures in Maurycy Gottlieb’s 1878 painting of Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur are looking around this way and that. They are either introspecting or missing the main … Continue reading

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