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Tag: Rosh Hashanah
September 28, 2011 | 12:35 pm
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September 28, 2011 | 11:22 am
The Israeli military announced a closure of the West Bank for Rosh Hashanah as two rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel.
The closure began Tuesday night and will last until Saturday night following the two-day holiday and Shabbat. Exceptions will be made for medical...
September 27, 2011 | 5:33 pm
It might seem odd that 10Q, a project bent on promoting deep personal reflection and penetrating spiritual insight, would engage Joel Stein, a somewhat nihilistic humor columnist, as one of its endorsers.
“I find it hard to believe that anyone in our present society needs to spend...
September 27, 2011 | 5:24 pm
Twice a year, many synagogues find themselves dealing with a wonderful but very practical problem: how to handle the huge numbers of people who show up for the High Holy Days and don’t fit in the sanctuary.
For some, the answer involves reserved seating or alternative services...
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September 23, 2011 | 12:14 pm
The small Jewish community in the earthquake-ravaged New Zealand city of Christchurch will celebrate Rosh Hashanah in a rental property because the city’s only synagogue has not yet been repaired.
The congregation would now be “lucky if repair works can start in 12 months’...
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Traditionally, the weeks leading up to the High Holy Days are a time of account settling for Jews, marked by personal reflection, repentance and prayer.
But how about some Jewish yoga to get the ball rolling? Why not try some visualization exercises or Jewish meditation?
September 13, 2011 | 6:01 pm
Aish brings together rhythm, beats and davening for their Rosh Hashanah ‘in the house tonight’ dancing spectacle that parodies LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem. Here’s the chorus from the lyrics, but be sure to watch the video for the full effect.
Rosh Hashanah’s in the house tonight
All the world is passing through the light
Let’s all get written in the book of Life
Shana Tova—it’s High Holiday time
September 8, 2011 | 3:04 pm
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September 7, 2010 | 5:04 pm
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will consult with Jewish leaders on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.
Obama will speak with rabbis in a conference call Tuesday in what appears set to become an annual tradition. Last year, Obama reached out to rabbis to solicit support for his...
September 3, 2010 | 12:02 pm
For Israel, the Jewish year 5770 was characterized by ups and downs in relations with the United States, growing international alienation and a virtual stalemate in Middle East peacemaking—until the summit meeting in Washington just before Rosh Hashanah.
Last November, after months...
September 3, 2010 | 11:21 am
A group of Jewish interfaith educators is asking rabbis to talk about Islam next Shabbat.
A letter signed by six prominent rabbis and scholars points out that Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, falls on Sept. 11, the ninth anniversary of the terrorist...
September 7, 2009 | 5:35 pm
Religion has a central place in many horror movies—think of “The Omen,” “The Exorcist,” “Carrie,” “Seven” and my favorite, “Rosemary’s Baby.” It isn’t difficult to suggest reasons why. Pageantry, sublimated sexuality, suffering, sin, death—these are core elements of most religions...
September 4, 2009 | 5:51 pm
Got New Year’s plans? Celebrating Rosh Hashanah this year might depend heavily on what services are within budget. The high cost of synagogue tickets will result in many people looking for alternative and affordable services. There are other options out there and it is only a...
October 16, 2008 | 1:23 am
October 13, 2008 | 2:13 am
What a great way to start the Jewish New Year!
Britney’s new video has premiered and as one of her longtime fans, I definitely believe that Britney is beginning to do teshuva (repentance). Actually, her teshuva has already been reported by the press, who quote an interview to be...
October 2, 2008 | 4:26 am
From the 23-year-old Brit’s YouTube page:
My name is Alistair Cohen and I am an aspiring television presenter. This video was created for showreel material and to spread some Jewish knowledge around a bit.
Please don’t hesitate to leave any feedback or comments, and if you are watching this and may know of any presenting work available, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for watching.
October 1, 2008 | 11:36 pmOnline Dating Addict
"True Confessions of an Online Dating Addict" -- "Cathy" it's not (Sept. 26). It's brilliant, and one of the smartest singles columns I've read. I love reading each week's adventure. Klein's journey is familiar, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so....
October 1, 2008 | 2:48 am
Admitted Methodist Barrett Brown reports:
We are approaching the year 5769 of the Hebrew calendar, which is actually pretty awesome insomuch as that it puts us farther in to the future than does the more widespread Gregorian accounting. This is not quite as a cool as being ten...