Animal rights activists can't stop a religious rite

Every year, Jews around the world seek repentance before the holiday of Yom Kippur through an atonement ritual known as kapparot. In exchange for a donation, a rabbi gently waves a chicken over one's head, reads a blessing, and then the bird is humanely slaughtered according to Jewish dietary laws. Animal rights groups have repeatedly tried - and failed - to stop this ancient ritual. They tried again this year, filing a federal lawsuit in California against Chabad of Irvine, and seeking a restraining order just 12 days before Yom Kippur.


4 secrets of Jewish parenting

Through all the hoopla about the parenting secrets of Asian Tiger Moms whose children practice piano for hours and French moms whose children happily tuck into four-course meals, I kept wondering: When are we going to start talking about Jewish moms?

Spiritual Life

Fill a shoebox for children around the world

Guest Spiritual Life writer Fay Tolley Smith encourages readers to fill OCC shoeboxes with small gifts, personal hygiene items and school supplies. The relief agency, Samaritan’s Purse, will hand-deliver the shoeboxes to children in more than 100 countries.


Shabbat, millennial style

CHICAGO - As the sun began to set on a recent Friday evening, more than 25 millennial-age guests gathered at the Lakeview apartment of brothers Adam, 25, and Andrew Kouba, 27, to partake in a communal welcoming-in of the Jewish Sabbath.


Former WNBA player to speak at Fields of Faith event in Richland

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and local groups have scheduled a “Fields of Faith” event at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 2016, in the Richland High School gymnasium to talk about character and resolute faith with middle and high school students, particularly athletes. The featured speaker will be Shanna Zolman, a former WNBA player with the San Antonio Silver Stars and Tulsa Shock.


Steve Largent visits Boys & Girls Club

Steve Largent, former Seattle Seahawks player, visited the Boys & Girls Club's main Pasco branch Thursday to give a motivational speech to kids at the club. He is also the keynot speaker for the club's Dinner with Friends fundraiser Thrusday night at TRAC.
Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald
Steve Largent visits Boys & Girls Club 1:26

Steve Largent visits Boys & Girls Club

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