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Rosh Hashanah

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  • 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

    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,...
  • Breast cancer survivors help others

    Robyn Markson, of Aventura, was diagnosed with breast cancer on Sept. 21, 2009, just a couple of weeks after her 35th birthday. She spent Rosh Hashanah in 2009 awaiting the results of her biopsy, praying at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus (a Conservative...
  • Hundreds at B'nai Israel perform outreach

    Hundreds at B'nai Israel perform outreach
    Members of Congregation B'nai Israel (CBI) in Boca Raton have made a real difference locally through their involvement in the synagogue's community outreach programs. More than 100 food bags for seniors in need were assembled in September, as part of...
  • Eretz Yisrael — the Land where my roots are

    Eretz Yisrael — the Land where my roots are
    I was not born in Eretz Yisrael, the modern State of Israel; I was born in Breslau, then Germany. My first language was not Hebrew, but German. My parents often spoke Yiddish with each other, not Hebrew. Why then do I feel that my roots, my love and...
  • Time for Rosh Hashana

    Time for Rosh Hashana
    Congregation Beth Sholom was just a humble congregation of a dozen or so Jewish families when it observed its first Rosh Hashana services in Leesburg in September 1954. The congregation had finished construction on Lake County's first temple on 13th and...
  • Tolerance in the new year [Commentary]

    Tolerance in the new year [Commentary]
    Jews around the globe will gather in synagogues Wednesday to mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. There is a change in the air as fall approaches; schools are back in session, temperatures begin to drop and there is a general atmosphere...