September 24, 2009
Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, begins at sundown on Sept. 27 and ends at nightfall on Sept. 28. For observant Jews, it is a time to fast, contemplate and pray. The Bernhard family of La Cañada Flintridge is in the midst of preparations. “Our family’s Yom Kippur observance starts with an early dinner just for our family, one that will hold us through the 25-hour fast we try to observe,” said Amy Bernhard. “Our daughter Talia, 13, an eighth-grader at LCHS, is now considered an adult in the Jewish community, so she’s supposed to fulfill the same obligations as an adult.
April 5, 2007
Lynn Duvall Even though my children are no longer small, they still expect to come home before Easter to find dozens of hard-boiled eggs and the familiar decoration supplies ready for their annual egg dye spree. We're not particularly loyal to one brand of egg dye. We have experimented over the years with various types of dye, including tubes of color which I thought might be less messy than the tablets, but in the end the favorite is usually a tablet product from PAAS. Every year PAAS sells more than 10 million dye kits, which Americans use to color almost 180 million eggs.