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  • University Stops Closing School for Christian and Jewish Holidays

    03/22/2012 4:26:55 PM PDT · by sreastman · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/22/2012 | American Center for Law and Justice
    University Stops Closing School for Christian and Jewish Holidays American Center for Law and Justice The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, today urged the president of New York's Stony Brook University to reverse a troubling decision that ends a long-standing practice of closing school in observance of major Christian and Jewish holidays. The ACLJ calls the move "an unnecessary, ill-advised change that demonstrates hostility to members of all religious faiths." "This schedule change demonstrates hostility toward religion and departs from the American tradition of the government accommodation of religious practices," said Jordan Sekulow, Executive...
  • Israel Observes Rosh Hashanah in Uncertain Times

    09/29/2011 2:20:44 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/28/11 | Robert Berger
    The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, comes at a turbulent time for Israel. Israelis are observing Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the High Holy Days and a time of reflection and prayer. There are 10 days of repentance leading up to the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement. The New Year comes at a time of political uncertainty in Israel, as the Palestinians seek recognition of an independent state at the United Nations. Many Israelis, like these people on the streets of Jerusalem, are skeptical about the prospects for peace. This unidentified man...
  • Sweet and Sour - Persian Jewish cuisine for Rosh Hashanah

    09/28/2011 6:55:55 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Tablet mag. ^ | September 23, 2011 | Joan Nathan
    From crispy rice to chickpea dumplings, Persian Jewish cuisine offers new and different ways to celebrate the New Year When American Jews usher in Rosh Hashanah next week, most will dip an apple in honey for a sweet new year. Some will eat a date, and others will display a bowl of pomegranates on the table. But when Persian-American Jews sit down to celebrate, their tables will be laden with an abundance of symbolic foods. In fact, they call the Rosh Hashanah meal a Seder, and the Aramaic blessings they recite follow a particular order. Cookbook author Reyna Simnegar, whose...
  • US president issues annual Rosh Hashanah greeting

    09/27/2011 12:24:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama issued his traditional Rosh Hashana video greeting on Tuesday, wishing the Jewish people a year of peace and reiterating his administration's "commitment to the State of Israel." "As the High Holidays begin, we look back on all the moments during the past year that gave us reason to hope. Around the world, a new generation is reaching for their universal rights. Here in the United States, we’ve responded to our challenges by focusing on the things that really matter – friendship, family, and community," he says in his video greeting. "But this last year...
  • Global Shofar FlashMob Held Around the World

    09/19/2011 12:05:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/9/11 | Elad Benari
    Jews around the world gathered on Sunday for first-ever global Shofar FlashMob hosted by Art Kibbutz NYC, the newly-launched international artist community. The event was meant to give the Jewish tradition of sounding the Shofar daily during the Hebrew month of Elul a 21st century post-modern twist. The Shofar, traditionally made from a ram’s horn, was used in Biblical times for many purposes, including announcing the new month, to herald the commencement of the festivals and in battle. Besides being sounded during Elul, the Shofar is also sounded on Rosh Hashanah and at the conclusion of Yom Kippur. There are...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem(9/10/10)[Prayer]

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  • Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the Noahide

    09/09/2010 5:25:11 AM PDT · by jjotto · 9 replies
    Noahide Nations ^ | September 8, 2010 | Ray Pettersen
    I remember when I first started studying Torah I was so overwhelmed with the information and wisdom that HaShem was giving me that I gave little thought to the High Holy days of the Jews. That’s right, the Jews. That’s what I thought they were and after leaving the Messianic movement I thought that I had infringed on their territory. Many Jewish had actually told me I was infringing on their Judaism. So naturally I took that to mean don’t do the High Holy Days. As I grew in my knowledge of Torah, including the High Holy days I began...
  • Sarah Palin "Happy Rosh Hashanah"

    09/08/2010 12:22:36 AM PDT · by onyx · 48 replies · 1+ views
    SARAH PALIN FACEBOOK ^ | Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 1:49am | Sarah Palin
    As Jewish families gather to celebrate the New Year and a new beginning marking the Day of Creation, I want to join them in praying for a good and sweet year ahead. This day marks the beginning of a period of reflection and repentance. It is a time to remember our responsibilities to our families, our communities, our country, and our world. This is also a time to remember who we are as Americans and our responsibilities to help our friends and allies as they seek peace and security. The people of Israel have overcome so many challenges, taken...
  • Psalm 27: The Countdown to Yom Teruah

    08/30/2010 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Buggman · 60 replies
    Hebrew Root ^ | 8/29/2010 | Michael Bugg
    With Rosh Hashanah fast on its way (Sept. 8, for those who didn't know), a number of Messianic blogs (like Derek's) have already delved into Psalm 27, which is traditionally canted during the month of Elul. The Just Jewish blog actually has links to some songs based on Psalm 27. Since part of the purpose of this website is to chronicle the prophetic significance of the yearly cycle of Appointed Times, I would be remiss if I didn't do the same. This is one of the many psalms that David composed while he was under attack. David here follows his...
  • WATCH: Obama calls for peace ahead of Rosh Hashanah

    09/18/2009 8:48:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 735+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 9/17/09 | Barak Ravid
    In a Rosh Hashanah greeting to Jews the world over, U.S. President Barack Obama called for the rejection of "the impulse to harden ourselves to others' suffering," urging empathy and "compassion to those in need." The first African-American president also called for resistance to "prejudice, intolerance and indifference" and for a strong stance against what he described as "the scourge of anti-Semitism, which is still prevalent in far too many corners of our world." Obama also expressed the desire to "work to achieve lasting peace and security for the state of Israel, so that the Jewish state is fully accepted...
  • GO AHEAD, MAKE MY HIGH HOLIDAY

    09/04/2009 4:56:06 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 26 replies · 1,046+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 4, 2009 | By REUVEN FENTON and ANDY GELLER
    It's high noon for the high holidays. Fearing jihadists will attack synagogues during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a group of badass rabbis has developed a program to turn your average shul-goer into a lean, mean fighting machine. The group, which calls itself the International Security Coalition of Clergy, was founded by Rabbi Gary Moscowitz, who boasts a black belt in karate, teaches martial arts and was an NYPD cop for nine years. He's teaching others basic and advanced fighting moves -- how to take down a terrorist by the neck, how to use a table as cover from gunfire...
  • Who Shall Live? (Rosh Hashanah Video)

    09/23/2008 6:06:30 PM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 389+ views
    Who Shall Live ^ | Sept. 23, 2008
    http://whoshalllive.com/video.html
  • Happy New Year!

    09/14/2007 9:05:25 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies · 566+ views
    vanity | 9/14/07 | pabianice
  • Presidential Message: Rosh Hashanah

    09/13/2007 12:21:47 AM PDT · by Dan Lacey · 2 replies · 286+ views
    Presidential Message: Rosh Hashanah, 5768 White House News I send greetings to those around the world celebrating Rosh Hashanah. The sound of the Shofar heralds the beginning of a new year and a time of remembrance and renewal for the Jewish people. During these holy days, men and women are called to reflect on their faith and to honor the blessings of creation. The enduring traditions of Rosh Hashanah remind us of the deep values of faith and family that strengthen our Nation and help guide us each day. As Jewish people around the world come together to celebrate Rosh...
  • Man Arrested At Rosh Hashanah Prayer Meeting (More Cops Gone Wild)

    09/13/2007 12:27:41 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 60 replies · 1,340+ views
    Local6.com, via Drudge ^ | September 13, 2007 | Local6.com
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of about 100 people in Central Florida claim they were harassed by deputies during a Rosh Hashanah prayer service that ended with an arrest. The group was celebrating the Jewish New Year at an off-campus house near the University of Central Florida Wednesday night when deputies were called to the house. Officers said neighbors complained that cars were parked illegally on lawns. (snip) "We were about five minutes into praying and all of the sudden a cop shows up at the door and basically tells us we have to move all of our cars," witness...
  • Police Minister Supports Police in Western Wall Shofar Incident

    10/25/2006 9:28:29 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 7 replies · 385+ views
    www.israelnationalnews.com ^ | 15:13 Oct 25, '06 / 3 Cheshvan 5767 | Hillel Fendel
    Police Minister Supports Police in Western Wall Shofar Incident 15:13 Oct 25, '06 / 3 Cheshvan 5767 by Hillel Fendel The Knesset held a mini-debate Wednesday morning on the arrest of a young man for blowing a shofar at the Western Wall this past Rosh HaShanah. Several Knesset Members of the National Union party had submitted a Knesset query to Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, who oversees the police department, regarding the arrest. The basic thrust of all the queries, to which Dichter responded today, was: "How can it be that in a Jewish state, a man is arrested in...
  • Man Arrested for Blowing Shofar at Western Wall

    09/25/2006 4:26:31 AM PDT · by Alouette · 46 replies · 1,818+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Sept. 25, 2006
    Shades of the 1920's: A Jewish man was hauled off to the Old City police station in the middle of prayer for sounding the shofar during Rosh HaShanah services at the area known as the Kotel HaKatan. The incident occurred around 7:30 in the morning, at the northern-most section of the accessible Western Wall - a little-known area called the Kotel HaKatan, the Small Wall. It is considered to have extra sanctity, as it stands opposite the presumed spot of the Holy of Holies of the Beit HaMikdash. Yesterday morning (Sunday), a group of some 10 men and two women...
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR to all FReepers!

    09/22/2006 7:01:39 AM PDT · by Alouette · 110 replies · 1,298+ views
    High Holidays ^ | Sept. 22, 2006 | Alouette
    Wishing everyone at Free Republic a happy and sweet (Jewish) New Year, Jews and non-Jews, peace, wealth and happiness. G-D Bless you all, and please post your New Year's wishes, pictures and recipes here. With love, from Alouette
  • Redeeming Ishmael

    09/21/2006 7:33:42 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies · 277+ views
    The Forward ^ | 9/22/'06 | David Klinghoffer
    With Rosh Hashanah upon us, inaugurating 10 days of repentance dedicated to freeing ourselves of negative personal habits, it seems an appropriate time to ask if fundamentalist Islam can be freed from its most bloody and aggressive tendencies. Is the enmity between many Muslims and the West destined to remain a feature of world history until the end? That question lies behind much of the debate about the defensive war President Bush is waging against Islamist terrorism. Bush invaded Iraq as a step toward democratizing the Arab Middle East. According to neoconservative thinking, that’s also a step toward securing our...
  • Rosh Hashanah and the Second Coming

    09/20/2006 10:14:32 AM PDT · by Buggman · 540 replies · 4,573+ views
    The B'rit Chadasha Pages | 9/20/06 | Michael D. Bugg
    As many of you already know, we are entering into the fall High Holy Days, comprised of the Feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. Just as the spring Feastdays celebrate the First Coming of Messiah Yeshua, and Shavuot (Pentecost) celebrates the giving of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) to the Ekklesia in between the visitations of Yeshua, the Fall Feastdays look forward to His Second Coming—and in particular, the Feast of Trumpets looks forward to His Glorious Appearance in the clouds of heaven!The day which this year falls on September 23 (beginning at sundown the previous night) is known...
  • Police on holiday alert as Israelis prepare for Rosh Hashanah

    10/03/2005 12:31:32 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 3 replies · 282+ views
    Haaretz ^ | October 3, 2005 | Roni Singer, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Service
    Thousands of police officers went on alert throughout the country Monday as Israelis prepared for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins Monday night. The alert will extend through the month due to fears that Palestinians may attempt to carry out a terror attack during the Jewish holiday season. Police officers, Border Police staff, volunteers and soldiers were being deployed along the seam line, in synagogues and in crowded places such as shopping areas, beaches and city centers across the country. They were also due to set up roadblocks. Security forces are urging the public to call the police...
  • Chag Sameach to All Jewish Freepers

    10/02/2005 8:36:40 PM PDT · by dervish · 63 replies · 842+ views
    Shanah Tova. B'sefer Hachayim Tecatevu/May you be inscribed in the book of life. May G-d watch over the US and Israel.
  • What I Learned From Jews

    09/20/2004 12:28:09 PM PDT · by yonif · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Sep 20, '04 / 5 Tishrei 5765 | Nonie Darwish
    This week and last is the period of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. I know very little about the Jewish religion, but I understand the significance of this holiday. Even though I am not Jewish, I think that everyone can benefit from these holidays. I learned from my Jewish friends that it is actually a period of ten days, from the eve of Rosh Hashanah through the day of Yom Kippur. This period is called the "Ten Days of Repentance" in Jewish tradition. The concept of examining myself from within and seeing...
  • A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL FELLOW JEWISH FREEPERS,

    09/14/2004 9:00:26 AM PDT · by yoely · 90 replies · 1,830+ views
    As we approach a new year on the Jewish calendar, I wish to all of you a happy and healthy new year. May this year bring to all of us only happiness and good news. May the New Year bring REALL peace in Israel and the whole Middle East and for the whole World. May this be the year we are all hoping for with peace and prosperity for All. "LESHONA TOVA TIKOTAIVY VETICHTIMY L'ALTER L'CAIM TOVIM I'LESHLEM" AMEN
  • Life and Death (Israel, terrorism)

    09/15/2004 5:47:30 AM PDT · by OESY · 228+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 15, 2004 | EHUD OLMERT
    ...The stark moral contrast between the ushering out of this past year with images of murdered school children and our high hopes for the New Year and the future of humanity is difficult to assimilate. However, these days, the two seem to be relentlessly entwined. Countries that are determined to protect their citizens and safeguard their security now understand that they can no longer remain passive in the face of evil. The threat of terrorism no longer recognizes national borders and no country remains immune. Either democratic states will bury the terrorists and their patrons, or they will bury us....
  • Climbing to the Top

    09/14/2004 9:48:16 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 175+ views
    AISH ^ | Sept. 2004 | Emuna Braverman
    I can't imagine scaling Mount Everest under the most optimal of conditions. Could you imagine doing it blind?Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind climber to do it. The feat seems beyond comprehension. While reading a recent Fast Company interview with him, it wasn't the climbing of this ultimate peak that moved me, as sensational as that surely was; it was his wise attitude towards life. When asked if anything was possible, Weihenmayer answered, "No -- there are limits. I mean, I can't drive a car. But there are good questions and bad questions in life. The bad questions are what-if...
  • Hiding from God

    09/14/2004 9:44:21 PM PDT · by yonif · 11 replies · 423+ views
    AISH ^ | Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith
    A common point of tension in any significant relationship is the struggle to balance closeness with autonomy. If you've ever felt like shouting at someone you love, "Give me some space!" you're in good company; Adam, the first man, essentially did that to the Almighty.After eating from the fruit in the Garden of Eden, "... God called out to the man and said to him, 'Where are you?'" Adam replied, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I am naked, so I hid." (Gen. 3:9,10)Rabbi Shimshon Pincus, of blessed memory, interprets Adam's response...
  • The president discusses his faith at New Year meeting with rabbis

    10/07/2003 4:20:35 AM PDT · by veronica · 5 replies · 234+ views
    JTA.org ^ | 9-30-03 | Matthew E. Berger
    President Bush marked the Jewish New Year by telling a roomful of rabbis about his faith and how it helped make him a better man. Some 15 rabbis representing the three main denominations spent an hour at the White House on Monday discussing a range of topics, including Iraq, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, poverty and faith-based initiatives. Rabbi Steven Pruzanski of Teaneck, N.J., said Bush twice became emotional: while discussing his recent trip to the site of the Auschwitz death camp and when he talked about how people pray for him. Bush spoke openly about his drinking problem of years past,...
  • Sweet irony: Jewish soldiers in Iraq celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Saddam’s palace

    10/07/2003 1:15:53 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 8 replies · 438+ views
    Sweet irony Jewish soldiers in Iraq celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Saddam’s palace by joe berkofsky jta new york | When Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson blew the shofar at Rosh Hashanah, it reverberated loud and clear throughout one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces. More than 100 Jewish members of the U.S. forces stationed in Iraq attended last weekend’s services at the former Iraqi dictator’s Baghdad compound. “It was a 25-foot ceiling, so it really goes,” Ackerson said, describing the shofar’s blast in a telephone interview from Baghdad on Monday. Many of the young Jews also “kept looking at all the marble, the...
  • Days of dread, days of hope

    09/30/2003 10:03:25 PM PDT · by yonif · 125+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 30, 2003 | CALEV BEN-DAVID
    The word "awe" doesn't really inspire much awe nowadays, at least not in the Webster's sense of "an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder." The term's appropriation by American teenagers as in "totally awesome, dude" has pretty much diluted the "dread" element of the definition. Thus the period between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur traditionally called by English-speaking Jews "the Days of Awe" is far better served by the original Hebrew phrase Yamim Hanora'im, with nora having entered the modern Israeli lexicon as the standard word for "dreadful." And dread is certainly an emotion integral to the High Holy...
  • Rosh Hashanah... Happy New Year!

    09/30/2003 6:34:39 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 27 replies · 319+ views
    High Holy Days ^ | Sept 30, 2003 | Carlo3b Dad, Chef, Author
    Rosh Hashanah The Jewish New Year, which ushers in the penitential season, traditionally marks the birthday of the world. Though observed only by Jews, its theme is a universal one. On the two days of Rosh Hashanah God's kingship over all people is reaffirmed. We also pray for the time when "everyone will come to serve You and bless Your glorious Name." The most important symbol of the holy day is the ram's horn or shofar, which was used in antiquity for the purpose of calling the people to battle or to announce the fiftieth year jubilee. It was...
  • 50 New Births During the Rosh Hashanah Holiday

    09/30/2003 7:55:10 AM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 192+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 12:45 Sep 29, '03 / 3 Tishrei 5764
    (IsraelNN.com) 50 infants, 28 girls and 22 boys, were born during the Rosh Hashanah holiday. This includes two sets of twins.
  • Jewish soldiers in Iraq celebrate holidays in Saddam´s former palace

    09/30/2003 3:28:01 PM PDT · by veronica · 20 replies · 309+ views
    JTA,org ^ | 9-30-03 | Joe Berkofsky
    Maj. David Rosner, shown here in a C-130 tranport plane, has worked on both the military and post-war operations in Iraq. When Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson blew the shofar this past Rosh Hashanah, it reverberated throughout one of Saddam Hussein´s former palaces. More than 100 Jewish members of the U.S. forces stationed in Iraq attended the High Holiday services at the former Iraqi dictator´s Baghdad compound. They seemed shocked and awed, not least by the echo. "It was a 25-foot ceiling, so it really goes," Ackerson said, describing the shofar´s blast in a telephone interview from Baghdad on Monday. Many of...
  • Days of awe: Meeting with President Bush

    09/30/2003 2:04:17 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 31 replies · 483+ views
    PowerLineblog.com ^ | 9/30/03 | Big Trunk
    On Sunday night I wrote that our rabbi (Jonathan Ginsburg of St. Paul's Temple of Aaron) would be meeting with the president on Monday afternoon. Here is Rabbi Ginsburg's account of his meeting yesterday with President Bush, retaining Rabbi Ginsburg's subject headings: "It started with a phone call from Senator Coleman the Monday night before Rosh Hashanah telling me that the President wanted to meet with a few rabbis right after Rosh Hashanah, and asking me if I could go to Washington to meet with him. Senator Coleman told me about his recent trip to Cuba and meeting with the...
  • Person of the Year

    09/29/2003 3:23:34 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Sep 29, '03 / 3 Tishrei 5764 | David Wilder
    The Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShana, is marked quite differently from January first. Whereas the latter is celebrated in Times Square, at gala parties and the like, most of Rosh HaShana is spend in the synagogue. According to the Jewish calendar, a new ‘day’ begins at sunset, and so it is that we commenced our year on Friday night with evening prayers. Following the short service, each family returned to its home and began the first festive meal of 5764 (counting from the creation of the world), with the traditional ‘signs’ or symbols of the New Year, beginning with an...
  • Two Israelis killed in shooting attack at Negohot settlement, including baby girl (Haaretz)

    09/26/2003 12:34:39 PM PDT · by Brian S · 66 replies · 774+ views
    By Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and Agencies Two Israelis, including a baby girl, were killed and two others lightly wounded Friday night by a Palestinian gunman who infiltrated the West Bank settlement of Negohot, southwest of Hebron. "To our regret, we have two killed and two more slightly wounded," said Dror Richter, spokesman for Magen David Adom. Israel Defense Forces troops and settlers killed the terrorist, but security forces were searching the area for any other attackers. The attack came as Jews in Israel were celebrating the first night of Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year -...
  • Tens of Terror Warnings for Rosh HaShanah

    09/26/2003 9:44:40 AM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 193+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 08:22 Sep 26, '03 / 29 Elul 5763
    (IsraelNN.com) Police Chief Shlomo Aharonishki announced this morning there are tens of credible warnings of planned terror attacks. As reported earlier, police and other security agencies are deployed in large numbers. Security Forces Out in Large Numbers 07:26 Sep 26, '03 / 29 Elul 5763 (IsraelNN.com) Police report an unprecedented deployment of troops nationwide for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Police, border police, volunteers, and other security forces will be out in large numbers, paying special attention to synagogues, parks, and public areas.
  • Rosh Hashanah 5764

    09/26/2003 7:49:51 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 12 replies · 177+ views
    www.countypressonline.com ^ | 09/26/2003 | By Flora Zechtzer
    "Then whosoever heareth the sound of the Shofar and taketh not warning . . . his blame shall be upon his head."Ezekiel 33:4 Shevarim -Teruah- Tekiah - these three familiar triads of blasts from the shofar (ram's horn) will not be heard this Friday, Sept. 26 in community synagogues and in synagogues all over the world as the Jewish New Year holiday of Rosh Hashanah is ushered in at sundown. Since the holiday this year falls on the sacred day of Shabbat (The Sabbath), it will be welcomed with the sound of Sabbath silence. The plaintive call of the shofar...
  • Apples as a symbol of good?

    09/25/2003 8:01:24 AM PDT · by yonif · 9 replies · 394+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Sept. 25, 2003 / 28 Elul, 5763 | Rabbi Berel Wein
    All Jewish customs have Torah, historical and traditional origins, though many of them may be now somewhat obscure due to the passage of time and the circumstances of the long exile of Israel. On Rosh HaShana, Jews dip an apple into honey. Why? What is the special symbolism of the apple that makes it the fruit that most graces our Rosh HaShana table? The sophisticated doubters amongst us have stated that the apple is used because it is the fruit that was most available in all of the areas of the world of the Jewish exile. However, such reasoning begs...
  • Rosh Hashanah, A New Beginning, Happy New Year!

    09/05/2002 8:25:37 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 52 replies · 1,374+ views
    Dad / Chef / Author | Sept. 5, 2002 | Carlo3b
    Rosh HashanahHappy New Year September 7-8 2002 (5763)The Jewish New Year, which ushers in the penitential season, traditionally marks the birthday of the world. Though observed only by Jews, its theme is a universal one. On the two days of Rosh Hashanah God's kingship over all people is reaffirmed. We also pray for the time when "everyone will come to serve You and bless Your glorious Name." The most important symbol of the holy day is the ram's horn or shofar, which was used in antiquity for the purpose of calling the people to battle or to announce the fiftieth year...