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By Staff report | September 4, 1991
Jews across the county are preparing to celebrate their two holiest days, Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) nextweek."Tradition holds that (at Rosh Hashanah), you are asking tobe inscribed into the Book of Life," said Jamie Wehler, president ofthe Reform B'nai Israel Reform Congregation in Westminster. "You usethe 10-day interval (before Yom Kippur) to get yourself in order, square wrongs you've committed and patch up disagreements."Then at Yom Kippur, your fate for the year is sealed in the Bookof Life.
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By Marc B. Terrill | September 22, 2014
Jews around the globe will gather in synagogues Wednesday to mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. There is a change in the air as fall approaches; schools are back in session, temperatures begin to drop and there is a general atmosphere of renewal. Jewish tradition encourages us to gather together, reflect on the year that has passed and pray for peace and sustenance in the coming year. The collective strength and spirit felt during this time of year typically energizes all to look ahead with optimism.
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By Marc B. Terrill | September 22, 2014
Jews around the globe will gather in synagogues Wednesday to mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. There is a change in the air as fall approaches; schools are back in session, temperatures begin to drop and there is a general atmosphere of renewal. Jewish tradition encourages us to gather together, reflect on the year that has passed and pray for peace and sustenance in the coming year. The collective strength and spirit felt during this time of year typically energizes all to look ahead with optimism.
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September 11, 2013
I am surprised at Stuart Jay Robinson's letter about an NFL game being scheduled on a holiday (" The NFL displays religious insensitivity," Sept. 7). Mr. Robinson asks, "How can we be expected to teach our children that heritage, culture, family history and faith take priority over money?" How about discussing with your children what God asked Abraham to do - sacrifice his son. If Abraham was willing to do that for God, surely your children can be asked to give up one football game in order to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Staff Writer | September 19, 1992
Hanukkah books may sell like hot cakes -- or is it latkes? -- but most of the big-name publishers don't offer children's titles dealing with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish holidays.It's easy to see why. The concepts of renewal, forgiveness, charity and repentance are central to the High Holy Days, which begin with Rosh Hashanah at sunset on Sept. 27 this year and run through Yom Kippur, on Oct. 6. Adults think kids have a hard time grasping those concepts.Even publishers of Jewish books have shied away from the subject.
NEWS
September 11, 2013
I am surprised at Stuart Jay Robinson's letter about an NFL game being scheduled on a holiday (" The NFL displays religious insensitivity," Sept. 7). Mr. Robinson asks, "How can we be expected to teach our children that heritage, culture, family history and faith take priority over money?" How about discussing with your children what God asked Abraham to do - sacrifice his son. If Abraham was willing to do that for God, surely your children can be asked to give up one football game in order to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2002
The Anne Arundel County school system is considering making Yom Kippur a school holiday in response to parent and staff requests, officials said yesterday. Attendance data showing the number of students who take the day off for religious reasons also was a factor considered by officials who presented a tentative calendar for the next academic year. "Although our numbers are still low, they are growing," said Georgiana Maszczenski, an administrator in charge of designing the calendar. Baltimore and Howard County schools have observed Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, both Jewish holidays, for years.
NEWS
September 16, 2001
Children cradled in the crook of mom or dad's arm are in a perfect position to appreciate the world of literature, since that's where they're listening to their parent reading a favorite story. Soon they learn that they, too, will be able to unlock the mysteries that lie between the covers of books. It takes just the right tools to allow those emerging skills to blossom. The Now I'm Reading! series (Innovative Kids, $14.99 for a set of 10 storybooks) is a step in the right direction. Animal Antics (Levels One and Two)
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1996
Limited space, leaky roofs and a growing congregation have led leaders at Temple Beth Shalom to kick off a campaign to raise $2 million for expansion."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Del Quentin Wilber and Dennis O'Brien and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2001
As local Jewish congregations prepare for the High Holy Days, security has been beefed up more than usual in response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Baltimore city and county police have increased patrols in Jewish neighborhoods and posted officers at houses of worship. Police say officers will remain at temples and synagogues during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins Monday night and continues Tuesday. "We've been doing it since the first hour of the attacks," said Bill Toohey, a Baltimore County police spokesman.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
As Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening, Gil Kleiner plans to be in services at the Beth El Congregation without his iPhone, which will be sitting silently in his office at the synagogue registering an ESPN mobile app alert every time the Orioles score a run in their pursuit of the American League East pennant. He wouldn't think of having the gadget with him during services on the most significant day of the Jewish calendar, but after, without turning on a television or computer, he says, "I can walk by it and take a peak, see what's going on. " So Kleiner, who is the Pikesville congregation's executive director, manages what was once a frequent tension for Jewish Orioles fans, with postseason or significant late-season games often falling during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
NEWS
September 7, 2007
St. James Parish to hold auction Deacons' chairs more than 100 years old that were rescued from a 1966 fire, an old pupil's desk, an Amish bench and a $1,000 quilt will be among auction items at St. James Parish Hall, 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian today. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. gavel. Vacation weeks available by silent auction. Food by Fabulous Brew. The auction will benefit restoration efforts at the historic 1763 church. Information: Wendy Crawford at 410-741-5679.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2002
The Anne Arundel County school system is considering making Yom Kippur a school holiday in response to parent and staff requests, officials said yesterday. Attendance data showing the number of students who take the day off for religious reasons also was a factor considered by officials who presented a tentative calendar for the next academic year. "Although our numbers are still low, they are growing," said Georgiana Maszczenski, an administrator in charge of designing the calendar. Baltimore and Howard County schools have observed Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, both Jewish holidays, for years.
NEWS
September 16, 2001
Children cradled in the crook of mom or dad's arm are in a perfect position to appreciate the world of literature, since that's where they're listening to their parent reading a favorite story. Soon they learn that they, too, will be able to unlock the mysteries that lie between the covers of books. It takes just the right tools to allow those emerging skills to blossom. The Now I'm Reading! series (Innovative Kids, $14.99 for a set of 10 storybooks) is a step in the right direction. Animal Antics (Levels One and Two)
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Del Quentin Wilber and Dennis O'Brien and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2001
As local Jewish congregations prepare for the High Holy Days, security has been beefed up more than usual in response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Baltimore city and county police have increased patrols in Jewish neighborhoods and posted officers at houses of worship. Police say officers will remain at temples and synagogues during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins Monday night and continues Tuesday. "We've been doing it since the first hour of the attacks," said Bill Toohey, a Baltimore County police spokesman.
NEWS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1996
Limited space, leaky roofs and a growing congregation have led leaders at Temple Beth Shalom to kick off a campaign to raise $2 million for expansion."
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
As Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening, Gil Kleiner plans to be in services at the Beth El Congregation without his iPhone, which will be sitting silently in his office at the synagogue registering an ESPN mobile app alert every time the Orioles score a run in their pursuit of the American League East pennant. He wouldn't think of having the gadget with him during services on the most significant day of the Jewish calendar, but after, without turning on a television or computer, he says, "I can walk by it and take a peak, see what's going on. " So Kleiner, who is the Pikesville congregation's executive director, manages what was once a frequent tension for Jewish Orioles fans, with postseason or significant late-season games often falling during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
NEWS
September 15, 2006
Lecture series to honor Martin The Columbia Cooperative Ministry will inaugurate an annual memorial lecture series honoring the late George W. Martin, a longtime leader in ecumenical and community activities. Martin, a Columbia pioneer and deacon at St. John Roman Catholic Church, died March 9. The George Martin Memorial Lecture will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Grace Adolphsen Brame, a faculty member in the graduate program in Theology and Ministry at La Salle University, will speak about "The Integration of Theology and Spirituality - Call, Cost and Joy."
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