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EVERY YEAR, including this year, Jews around the world will be gathering to celebrate the most holy day on the Jewish calendar. It is called Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. At synagogues everywhere worshippers will recite the Kol Nidre prayer. Taken from the first two Hebrew words of the prayer,…
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Classic Essays

by Allan Callahan SOME SIX DECADES or so ago there was a rash of flagpole-sitting going on in the U.S. Some of the best known sitters were “Shipwreck” Kelly, who sat atop a flagpole for 12 days; “Spider” Harness, who perched for 16 days; and Miss Bobby Mick, who stayed aloft for nearly three weeks. These…
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