For the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 this year, and it won’t happen again for some 7000 years to come! For many of our non-Jewish friends, Christmas arrives less than a month later. With all the festivities planned, and...
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Michael Brous is Sexy Shofar Man.
Directed by - Isaac Feder
Produced by - David Light
Cinematography by - Jason Oldak and Kobi Zaig
Edited by - Michael Sheehan and Anders Hoffmann
Add'l Camera - Micha Kinsbruner
August 15, 2012 | 2:17 pm
A recent break-fast meal, held in the courtyard of the Westside Jewish Community Center, began with the blowing of a shofar. The sun hadn’t yet set, so the baskets of pita and dried dates placed on every table remained untouched.
And Yom Kippur was more than a month away....
May 29, 2012 | 10:39 am
When the sun set on Saturday, Zelig Golden blew his shofar, calling more than a 100 people of all ages and backgrounds to assemble in a giant circle in Bort Meadow, a campground in Chabot Anthony Regional Park.
“All our prophets had their epiphanies in nature,” Golden, 38, told...
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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 12, 2011 | 12:02 pm
A Sydney rabbi sounded the shofar in a major cathedral in the Australian city to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, senior rabbi of the Great Synagogue, blew the shofar in St. Mary’s Cathedral Sunday as part of the anniversary commemorations for the victims...
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Shofar: Ram’s horn sounded during the month of Elul, on Rosh Hashanah and at the close of Yom Kippur, reminiscent of the ram “tangled in the bush by its horns” during the Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22), the shofar sounded at Sinai (Exodus 19) and the shofar of Moshiach...
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 | 11:15 pmIs it just me, or does Yom Kippur seem to arrive earlier and more frequently these days?
I feel like I've barely had time to recover from one when the next one's announced, and then I have to toughen up and refrain from saying things like "oh no, not again," in front of my kids,...
September 23, 2008 | 2:59 am
65 Jewish children from Columbia, S.C. learn how to make a shofar with Rabbi Levi Marrus.
The Gipsy Kings, we think, only sing in the video.
September 18, 2008 | 12:56 amBarack Obama told a conference call of rabbis this morning that he supports government funding for after-school and mentoring programs in faith-based schools.
Speaking to 900 rabbis on a pre-Rosh Hashanah call, Obama said he opposes "vouchers" for private schools, but would continue...
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The approach of Rosh Hashanah always takes me back in memory to my bar mitzvah, which took place on Shabbat Shuvah -- the Sabbath of Repentance that comes between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Two weighty questions preoccupied me that day in 1964. One: what did it mean that God...
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It was about this time last year that my 2 1Â¼2-year-old son decided to begin his terrible twos. At first we hoped that we'd been given a reprieve, but we soon discovered otherwise. He was apparently intent on making up for lost time.
I never knew what he would do next, or what...
September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Aaron Samson wrote and stars in "Not Dead Yet," a piece inspired by his grandfather's memoirs of his Russian past: working for Leon Trotsky, the consequent threat of execution by Russia's communist regime and his quick escape to the United States where he began a new...
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Yossi Mizrachi stood in front of a class of second-graders at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy with a dark, ridged, 4-foot-long buffalo horn in his hand.
"Can we use this for a shofar?" he asked the class, who started cooing in awe at the enormous horn.
"The buffalo is a kosher...
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