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Tag: Jewish New Year
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Writing in the American Interest, Walter Russell Mead takes a fascinating look at a long line of botched American action in the Mideast, and offers some advice to Obama.
The Middle East is an unforgiving environment for...
September 16, 2012 | 7:55 am
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The prime minister of Israel gives a Rosh Hashanah interview to Herb Keinon of the Jerusalem Post.
We’ve been able to have strong security for the last four years, and the number of Israelis killed has gone down precipitously, even...
September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm
August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm
It is now two years since I moved to Calabasas to become the rabbi of a new Orthodox congregation. And there is no time like the eve of the Jewish New Year to take stock.
People said it couldn't be done. Some believed there was not much hope for an Orthodox synagogue in this...
September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm
September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm
So, what do math and Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, have in common. On this day, Jews are supposed to do a cheshbon hanefesh. This literally means "accounting of the soul." We count up and categorize all the actions we've taken, and all the thoughts we've had during the year: How...