Tag Archives: Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur (the 10th day of the Jewish year) concludes 10 days of soul-searching, atonement and repentance– the holiest Jewish time – which begins on Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish year, commemorating the creation of the first human-being, Adam

THE ETTINGER REPORT Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Guide for the Perplexed, 2020 by Yoram Ettinger September 23, 2020 …Asking forgiveness of fellow human-beings – and not only of God – is a major feature of Yom Kippur. From acrimony … Continue reading

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“As the High Holidays approach in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, synagogues rethink their offerings”

TABLET MAG A New Year Like No Other by Paula Jacobs September 13, 2020 …Rosh Hashanah represents a time of hope and renewal. But in 5781, as the pandemic continues to surge with no apparent end in sight, clergy are under … Continue reading

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“What I learned leading High Holiday services at Rikers Island”

TABLET MAG Rosh Hashanah Behind Bars by Yitzhak Bronstein September 5, 2018 I awoke to the now familiar smell of a hard green pillow, its fire-resistant plastic pressed against my face. Nearby my friend lay on his cot several inches … Continue reading

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Shanah Tovah (שנה טובה), gefilte fish and sermons for 5778: “As for President Trump, most non-Orthodox Jews deem opposition to him tantamount to a religious commandment”

TOWN HALL What Will Your Rabbi Talk About This Week? by Dennis Prager September 19, 2017 …You would think that rabbis have a deep well from which to choose the subject of their sermons. And many do. But Jews from … Continue reading

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#JewishVoiceForPeace (#JVP) releases their long-awaited “Rosh Hashana 5777 Table Blessing Ritual” complete with lies and distortions about #Israel

ALGEMEINER Rabbinic Official: ‘Disgraceful’ That Jewish Group Would Exploit High Holiday Liturgy to Spread Antisemitism, Anti-Israel Vitriol by Lea Speyer October 9, 2016 It is disgraceful that any group, especially a Jewish one, would use the liturgy of the high … Continue reading

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Most European Jews taking a pass on shul attendance this Rosh Hashanah

TRUTH REVOLT 70% of European Jews Too Afraid to Go to Synagogue for High Holidays by TIffany Gabbay September 20, 2016 The most sacred holidays in Judaism — Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur — will be skipped this year by the majority of … Continue reading

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“Why I am a Jew” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. And see you Wednesday.

On Erev Rosh Hashanah, an appropriate subject to consider. Shana Tova ! Speaking of which, I’m offline Monday and Tuesday for the New Year, returning to your inbox Wednesday morning. “The deepest question any of us can ask is: Who … Continue reading

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Survey Finds 85% of European Jews Fear Bringing Children to Rosh Hashanah Services

ALGEMEINER by David Daoud September 8, 2015 A massive majority of Jews in Europe are fearful of publicly identifying as Jewish, leading to decreased participation in ceremonies and prayer services, a new survey of European Jewish communities revealed. According to details … Continue reading

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The New Year, Israel, and Two Powerful Sermons

COMMENTARY by John Podhoretz September 29, 2014 As Jews gathered last week to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, one major question haunting the American Jewish community was this: How would its rabbis handle the issue of the summer’s war and the response … Continue reading

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Approaching Rosh Hashanah, #Thoughts4Elul 5774

Shana Tova to all my friends. All the best for 5775….Richard RABBI SACKS BLOG September 4, 2014 Averting the Decree, #Thoughts4Elul 5774 This year we approach the New Year with more fear and trembling than for a very long time. This … Continue reading

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