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By Michael Alexander | September 27, 2007
Jewish residents of Huntington Beach joined synagogues and congregations across the city this weekend for Yom Kippur. The holy day, a time of fasting and seeking forgiveness, lasted from sundown to sundown, Friday to Saturday. On the day, devout Jews refrain from bodily pleasures like food and even leather shoes, said Rabbi Aron Berkowitz of Congregation Adat Israel, a synagogue associated with Chabad of West Orange County in Huntington Beach. The fasting isn’t about some kind of self-mortification, he said, noting families feast ahead of time to enjoy company and prepare themselves.
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September 30, 2004
MICHELE MARR Yom Hazikaron, Day of Remembrance. Yom Hadin, Day of Judgment. Yamim Noraim, Days of Awe. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is called all of these things, but until this year -- on the Jewish calendar 5,765 -- I had never heard the nine days proceeding Yom Kippur called a "birth canal," which is one of the ways Tzvi Freeman describes it in his essay, "Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped." Unlike in the West, where the new year begins on the first day of the first month of the year, it does not on the Jewish calendar.
NEWS
September 27, 2001
Michele Marr Yesterday the sun went down on erev Yom Kippur, the eve of the Day of Atonement. Today is Yom Kippur, a day of fasting, repentance and prayer for forgiveness of sins. Its origins are recorded in the book of Leviticus. A high priest sacrificed a bull, rams and goats during a day of elaborate temple ritual to atone for his people's sins accrued over the previous year. The command that God gave to Moses is written in Leviticus. "This shall be a statute forever for you, you shall humble yourselves and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who sojourns among you. For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you to cleanse you that you may be clean from all your sin before the Lord."
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October 2, 2003
Michele Marr For the past five days, Jews worldwide have been observing the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of deep introspection and repentance that began with Rosh Hashana and ends Monday after sunset on Yom Kippur. Each year on Rosh Hashana, God writes his judgments in his books -- who will live, who will die, who will have a good life, who will have a bad life in the new year. But during the Days of Awe, acts of repentance, reconciliation and prayer can change God's judgments before they are sealed.
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By: | October 1, 2005
Is your church or place of worship planning a special event? If so, send the typed information at least two weeks before the event to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, attention: Lindsay Sandham, News Assistant; fax to (949) 646-4170; or send e-mail to o7lindsay.sandham@latimes.comf7. SPECIAL EVENTS THE POWER OF DECISION The Power of Decision, an eight-week Science of Mind class designed to give participants a clearer understanding of the decision-making process and how to take control of their lives, is scheduled to begin Tuesday at the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 East Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa.
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By: MICHELE MARR | September 29, 2005
{LDQUO}I'VE never seen a house with so many calendars," she said, then stood silently looking at me, as though expecting an explanation. My house is full of calendars. It's true, though it took a visitor to point it out. There's at least one calendar in every room. Most of them show up without much help from me. They come from my alumni association, graphic arts magazines and paper mills (because of the freelance graphic design I do), other businesses and charities, and as gifts from family and friends.
NEWS
September 12, 2002
SOUL FOOD Yesterday was the first anniversary of Sept. 11, the day of terror that ripped the heart and soul of this nation last year. But, as the deadlines of a weekly newspaper must have it, I am writing this a full week before. Sept. 11 is unavoidably and largely on my mind, yet so are several other days of commemoration: Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, Grandparents Day and Yom Kippur. I wrote a column about Labor Day that I hoped you would read on Sept.
NEWS
September 25, 2003
MICHELE MARR Fourteen years ago, when I spent a year living in Israel, I could not step up into a public bus without a quick, private acknowledgment that, before my stop, it might be blown up. I would take a seat or grasp the overhead handrail, close my eyes momentarily and say a prayer. Every time I went to a market, a department store or a movie theater, my handbag or tote, like everyone else's, was opened and searched before I could enter the door.
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By: Elia Powers | October 5, 2005
This is the time of year when Mandy Wynn tends to feel homesick. She's settled into her life in Brooklyn, N.Y., but something about the Jewish High Holy Days gets her thinking about family traditions. And hers has plenty of them. The Sonenshines, one of the first families to join Newport Beach's Temple Bat Yahm, typically arrive early to synagogue for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur to secure a seat near the front. Three generations chant together, led by grandpa Ygal Sonenshine.
NEWS
September 5, 2002
Michele Marr Sunset on Friday will mark the start of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and signal the beginning of the High Holy Days -- a 10-day period of reflection and renewal that will conclude with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Sept. 16. Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein of Congregation B'nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley described the holidays as a time to look to the eternal verities that keep people going throughout their lives year after year.
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By Michael Alexander | September 27, 2007
Jewish residents of Huntington Beach joined synagogues and congregations across the city this weekend for Yom Kippur. The holy day, a time of fasting and seeking forgiveness, lasted from sundown to sundown, Friday to Saturday. On the day, devout Jews refrain from bodily pleasures like food and even leather shoes, said Rabbi Aron Berkowitz of Congregation Adat Israel, a synagogue associated with Chabad of West Orange County in Huntington Beach. The fasting isn’t about some kind of self-mortification, he said, noting families feast ahead of time to enjoy company and prepare themselves.
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By MICHÈLE MARR | August 30, 2007
“A really hip and materialistic Mother Teresa,” Reed College professor Kathryn Lofton said of Oprah Winfrey in a May 2006 USA Today article written by Ann Oldenburg. In the piece, headlined “The Divine Miss Winfrey?” Oldenburg hailed the über-talk show host as “a spiritual leader for the new millennium, a moral voice of authority for the nation.” A year earlier Westminster John Knox Press had published Maria Z. Nelson’s “The Gospel According to Oprah.
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By: Elia Powers | October 5, 2005
This is the time of year when Mandy Wynn tends to feel homesick. She's settled into her life in Brooklyn, N.Y., but something about the Jewish High Holy Days gets her thinking about family traditions. And hers has plenty of them. The Sonenshines, one of the first families to join Newport Beach's Temple Bat Yahm, typically arrive early to synagogue for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur to secure a seat near the front. Three generations chant together, led by grandpa Ygal Sonenshine.
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By: | October 1, 2005
Is your church or place of worship planning a special event? If so, send the typed information at least two weeks before the event to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, attention: Lindsay Sandham, News Assistant; fax to (949) 646-4170; or send e-mail to o7lindsay.sandham@latimes.comf7. SPECIAL EVENTS THE POWER OF DECISION The Power of Decision, an eight-week Science of Mind class designed to give participants a clearer understanding of the decision-making process and how to take control of their lives, is scheduled to begin Tuesday at the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 East Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By: MICHELE MARR | September 29, 2005
{LDQUO}I'VE never seen a house with so many calendars," she said, then stood silently looking at me, as though expecting an explanation. My house is full of calendars. It's true, though it took a visitor to point it out. There's at least one calendar in every room. Most of them show up without much help from me. They come from my alumni association, graphic arts magazines and paper mills (because of the freelance graphic design I do), other businesses and charities, and as gifts from family and friends.
NEWS
September 30, 2004
MICHELE MARR Yom Hazikaron, Day of Remembrance. Yom Hadin, Day of Judgment. Yamim Noraim, Days of Awe. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is called all of these things, but until this year -- on the Jewish calendar 5,765 -- I had never heard the nine days proceeding Yom Kippur called a "birth canal," which is one of the ways Tzvi Freeman describes it in his essay, "Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped." Unlike in the West, where the new year begins on the first day of the first month of the year, it does not on the Jewish calendar.
NEWS
October 2, 2003
Michele Marr For the past five days, Jews worldwide have been observing the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of deep introspection and repentance that began with Rosh Hashana and ends Monday after sunset on Yom Kippur. Each year on Rosh Hashana, God writes his judgments in his books -- who will live, who will die, who will have a good life, who will have a bad life in the new year. But during the Days of Awe, acts of repentance, reconciliation and prayer can change God's judgments before they are sealed.
NEWS
September 25, 2003
MICHELE MARR Fourteen years ago, when I spent a year living in Israel, I could not step up into a public bus without a quick, private acknowledgment that, before my stop, it might be blown up. I would take a seat or grasp the overhead handrail, close my eyes momentarily and say a prayer. Every time I went to a market, a department store or a movie theater, my handbag or tote, like everyone else's, was opened and searched before I could enter the door.
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