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See Inside a Berlin Synagogue’s First Rosh Hashanah After World War II

When the U.S. Army helped arrange the first Rosh Hashanah service at a Berlin synagogue after World War II, LIFE Magazine captured the event

Mark Zuckerberg pens a Yom Kippur message asking Facebook for 2016 election forgiveness

It seems Mark Zuckerberg spent his Yom Kippur reflecting on the impact Facebook has had on the world. As the Jewish Day of Atonement — the year's concluding High Holy Day, observed one week after the Jewish New Year of Rosh HashanahShow More Summary

The 'American Horror Story' cast gets a taste of its own medicine at Roanoke maze at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

“This seems like an odd choice, to spend Rosh Hashanah here,” a smirking Billy Eichner said to his “American Horror Story: Cult” costar Leslie Grossman just outside a large, darkened tent as the sun set over Universal Studios recently. The two of them, along with Billie Lourd, Colton Haynes and...

After Charlottesville: a sermon for Rosh Hashanah

One Saturday last month I was sitting by the pool after services, watching my son and his friends swim, when my cellphone started to buzz with messages from friends. I picked it up, and I watched in horror as white...

Happy Rosh Hashanah and Open Thread

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

Today is the beginning of the High Holy Days for those of the Jewish faith. The ten day period begins tonight at sundown with Rosh Hashanah (the new year), and ends in 10 days with Yom Kippur (day of atonement). The customary greeting is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Happy New Year

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I’d like to wish a happy new year to all my Jewish friends and colleagues and readers. I don’t personally identify as any particular religion. I was brought up Catholic, married into and raised our children Jewish, and I appreciate both of these religions. I also feel great […]

Rosh Hashanah Services To Be Held Thursday Evening in Uptown

Uptown's Chabad House will hold a short Rosh Hashanah service Thursday evening at 5:30pm, followed by a walk to the lake."Inspirational one hour service, includes thought provoking sermon, hearing the sounds of the Shofar and enjoying holiday refreshments. Show More Summary

The other problem with Valerie Plame’s horrible anti-Semitic tweet

Happy New Year! Or not. On the first full day of Rosh Hashanah, unmasked CIA officer Valerie Plame tweeted out an article entitled, “America’s Jews are driving America’s wars.” As if the headline weren’t bad enough, the essay appeared on a website featuring such pieces as “It’s time to re-think David Duke.” Its argument mirrored […]

Jews have religious commandment to support Israel and fight BDS — American Jewish Committee

The sound of the shofar at Rosh Hashanah in the synagogue is a "wake-up call" to Jews to support the "Jewish homeland" Israel, and fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, says David Harris, of the American Jewish Committee, completely conflating religion and Zionism in a way that fosters anti-Zionism.

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah With Mulder And Scully

This year, I’m going to take a stand. Instead of resolving to write my book, run a marathon, and become a pious Jew, I’m resolving not to resolve.

Rosh Hashanah

Off now for a few days to contemplate higher things. I wish all my Jewish readers a safe, tranquil and happy new year. The post Rosh Hashanah appeared first on MelaniePhillips.com.

The Secret, Multicultural History of Rosh Hashanah

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Forget your fancy suits and outdated liturgy. The Jewish New Year is all about the themes of our current political moment.

Accidental Talmudist comes to Downtown Disney to blow his shofar (ram’s horn) ahead of Rosh Hashanah

It wasn’t long before Salvador “Sal” Litvak realized a fact of life: You can’t just walk through security at Downtown Disney with a ram’s horn slung over your shoulder. “What’s that sir?” “It’s a shofar, an animal’s horn — a ram’s horn,” Litvak said. “Well, we don’t allow musical instruments inside, sir.” Litvak paused for […]

On Rosh Hashanah, Jewish communities try repenting for gun violence and racism

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

This year, communities are figuring out ways to repent for the sins of America, and to take action to fix them.

Elisha Wiesel’s Rosh Hashanah remembrance

Elisha Wiesel's Rosh Hashanah remembrance of his late father Eli Wiesel puts recognition of the "Jewish state of Israel" on a par with the rights of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and fails to reckon with his father's complicity in the suffering of Palestinians. But the high holidays call on us to witness and move forward, Marc Ellis writes.

When is Rosh Hashanah 2017 and what are Jews celebrating?

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

It’s the Jewish New Year. Literally meaning "the head of the year" in Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days        

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