Yom Kippur

Jews across the Tri-State area get ready to observe Yom Kippur. (credit: CBS 2)

Yom Kippur, Holiest Day On Jewish Calendar, Begins

Ten days of reflection and repentance that began with Rosh Hashanah were ending Friday with the arrival of Yom Kippur at sundown.

10/03/2014

Outside Garden City synagogue (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Traditions Usher In Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year

Nassau County authorities are urging people to be extra vigilant over the next 10 days.

09/04/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYPD Keeping Eye On Situation In Syria As Jewish High Holidays Near

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.

08/27/2013

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the United Nations General Assembly in New York - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Jews Wonder: Of All Days For Ahmadinejad To Speak, Why Yom Kippur?

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with Ahmadinejad on Sunday and warned him not to use any incendiary rhetoric. The Iranian president ignored the advice.

09/25/2012

Rosh Hashanah celebrations at a synagogue on East 81st Street. (credit: CBS 2)

Rosh Hashanah A Time Of Celebration And Reflection For Jewish Families

Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah — the start of a brand new year on the Jewish calendar. The holiday began at sundown on Sunday night.

09/17/2012

Blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (file/credit: PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

Happy New Year! Or should we say, L’Shana Tova? Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew new year and one of the High Holidays in Judaism, began at sundown Sunday night.

09/17/2012

Blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (file/credit: PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Rosh Hashanah Begins At Sunset, Marking Start Of Jewish High Holidays

The holy time begins with Rosh Hashanah, which marks the new year. The holiday is traditionally celebrated by blowing the shofar, eating apples and honey and spending time with family and friends.

09/16/2012

NYPD at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side (file / credit: Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

NYPD Gears Up For Jewish High Holidays

It’s getting to be that time – when the Jewish people celebrate the new year on Rosh Hashanah and observe the day of atonement on Yom Kippur. It is known as the High Holidays.

09/05/2012

Kaporos protest in Brooklyn (credit: YouTube)

Groups Protest Use Of Chickens In Hasidic Jewish Ritual Called Kaporos

The ritual called Kaporos is a ceremony practiced by some Hasidic communities prior to Yom Kippur in which a rabbi swings a live chicken over his head to transfer the sins of that community to the chicken.

10/07/2011

Kane Street Synagogue in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn held a Yom Kippur service. (credit: CBS 2)

Yom Kippur, Jewish Fast Day Of Repentance, Begins At Sundown

It’s a time when worshipers fast and atone for the sins of the past year and take a spiritual inventory of their lives.

10/07/2011

Kane Street Synagogue in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn held a Yom Kippur service. (credit: CBS 2)

Yom Kippur Observances Underway

Jews across the globe were observing Yom Kippur Saturday, the holiest day on the Jewish Calendar.

09/18/2010

(credit: Flickr user _Bonnie_)

An Out-Of-Towner’s NYC Guide To Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of the High Holidays on the Jewish calendar, and also one of the most festive. Families gather together to revel in the memories of the year past, […]

CBS 2–09/08/2010