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Rosh Hashanah

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  • Fish dishes offer a feast of meaning for Jewish new year

    Fish dishes offer a feast of meaning for Jewish new year
    Rosh Hashana menus are ripe with foods symbolizing hopes for a sweet, successful year ahead, from rounds of challah bread to apples dipped in honey to pomegranates, whose arils are said to equal the number of commandments in the Torah. Fish, too, can be a...
  • Start a healthy Jewish New Year's trend with light, flavorful sea bass fillets

    Start a healthy Jewish New Year's trend with light, flavorful sea bass fillets
    Over the years, I've shared through this column, and also personally with my friends, many main-course recipes for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Most of these have featured meats like beef brisket or short ribs, in preparations reflecting the...
  • Hate-filled hoax forces evacuation at Flanagan

    A surveillance video captured the act in the predawn darkness Wednesday: Three individuals wearing hoodies leaving a small wooden dresser in the courtyard of Charles W. Flanagan High School. It contained racially derogatory message and threats. At 6:...
  • Oakland Park manager gets his day - in Fort Lauderdale

    Oakland Park manager gets his day - in Fort Lauderdale
    Thursday is not only Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It’s also John Stunson Day in the city of Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler presented the retiring Oakland Park city manager with the proclamation at Wednesday night’s...
  • New York terror threat boosts commuter security

    NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the metropolitan area remains under threat of terrorist attack, and that commuters will see an increased security presence in the city and at transit points as a result. Cuomo and New Jersey Gov....
  • North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services

    North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services
    Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins Thursday, to be followed Oct. 4 by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe and B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield are among an...
  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'
    In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
  • As the High Holiday season ends, where do we begin?

    As the High Holiday season ends, where do we begin?
    At The UN, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared; "The Rebbe of Lubavitch told me that it was my mission to come into this dark room filled with lies about my people and light a candle of truth, thus pushing away its darkness." Since then, the New Year of...
  • From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target

    From opera house to House of Commons, Diaspora Jews are the target
    The opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" opened this week in New York. Rightly castigated for its invocation of unpleasant Jewish stereotypes and its apologia for the Palestinian terrorists' murder of an elderly Jewish tourist in a wheelchair, its staging for...
  • Respect Veterans With School Holiday

    With Americans again in harm's way in Iraq and Syria, it would make sense to repeal a 1995 Connecticut law that allows school on Veterans Day in Connecticut. It has been said by the Norwalk superintendent of schools that more instructional time is...
  • Something magical inside a sukkah

    WASHINGTON — There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend. I celebrated the ancient harvest festival of Sukkot last week by building, for the first time,...