Jewish Journal

Becoming you

by David Sacks

September 27, 2016 | 4:02 pm

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There is a fascinating dialectic contained within Rosh Hashanah. On one hand, it’s the beginning of the new year. And yet... read full article

  • Let’s make this Rosh Hashanah about the positives

    by Nina Badzin, Kveller via JTA

    September 27, 2016 | 2:00 pm

    Two essential parts of preparing for Rosh Hashanah, our clean slate for the year, are asking forgiveness from anyone we’ve wronged and making a list...

  • Heartbreak and loss in the New Year

    by Rabbi Dara Frimmer

    September 27, 2016 | 1:46 pm

    And because you have stayed this long
    unrelenting, in the unrelenting world,
    you know that time, though imperfect
    is diligent, and wrestles down...

  • Shofar players breathe life into services

    by Oren Peleg

    September 27, 2016 | 1:26 pm

    High Holy Days services are fast approaching, and the sounds of the shofar soon will fill sanctuaries throughout Los Angeles.

    Teruah, nine quick...

  • The sound of Heaven

    by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

    September 27, 2016 | 1:17 pm

    Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a Jewish outreach pioneer and Holocaust survivor, died on Aug. 23. Founder and president of the Hineni organization, she was...

  • Who lives, who dies: Hamilton’s Rosh Hashanah message

    by Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    September 27, 2016 | 1:11 pm

    Can the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” serve up some inspiration for the High Holy Days? Reflecting on how I felt on the night of Feb. 25, on my way...

  • A French survivor seeks honors for his Rosh Hashanah rescuers

    by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

    September 23, 2016 | 10:43 am

    For Jews all over the world, the High Holy Days are a time for closure and new beginnings. Not for Jacques Stuzalft, an 84-year-old Holocaust survivor...

  • Challah: Braiding our community together

    by Esther D. Kustanowitz

    September 22, 2016 | 4:16 pm

    Start to finish, making challah is a multisensory, multilevel process: mixing ingredients into dough, taking time to let it rise, punching it down,...

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