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A Jewish call for justice for prisoners in solitary

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On Yom Kippur, praying mightily for Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns at the grave of his father, who was killed by what activists said was … Continued

The Days of Awe and the years of horror

Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued

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High holidays for Jewish atheists

I commemorate this time of year partly due to my Jewish tradition, but also because I want to help change that tradition into a more godless one.

President Obama: Raoul Wallenberg should inspire us to make a habit of empathy

QUOTE OF THE DAY | President Barack Obama on making the choice to embrace empathy and compassion in his Rosh … Continued

A Rosh Hashanah call for peace in the Holy Land

The shofar, a ram’s horn, is blown as part of the Rosh Hashanah ritual. (AP) Each year as the Jewish … Continued

Yom Kippur in Israel: Immense quiet

Oded Balilty AP An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that … Continued

Rosh Hashanah: The start of a new year for humankind as a whole

REUTERS Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City Sept. 16, 2012, ahead … Continued

Shining a light in Odessa

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Forgiving Todd Akin

AP Todd Akin speaks in Jefferson City, Mo., on Aug. 10. Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has vowed to stay in … Continued