Rosh Hashana, is a festival in Judaism celebrating the first day of the Jewish year. The name literally means "Head of the Year." It is celebrated for two days beginning on Tishrei 1. Special customs during the holiday include hearing the blowing of the shofar 100 times during prayer services, eating apple dipped in honey, as well as reciting the special Tashlich prayer next to a body of water.
RBG became a moral icon, held up as a beacon of sagacity, fierce femininity and strident commitment to progressive justice.
That phrase “I prayed in a bubble” would have been incomprehensible last Rosh Hashanah. The year 2020 has created its own time capsule and traditions.
In the Jewish state, Jews from across the religious spectrum are feeling an aching loss for the spiritual highlights of the year.
The event was organized in coordination with the local government to comply with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.
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Marlowe told the “Good Morning Washington” show on WJLA-Ch. 7 that she also printed out several copies of the Mourner’s Kaddish to say at the Supreme Court in honor of Ginsburg.
On Twitter, Rabbi Michael Latz reported that a colleague had “rushed the bimah” with a note scrawled on a piece of paper ripped from a spiral notebook: “RBG died.”
“If you die at the end of the year, literally on the cusp, which is exactly when Ruth died, that means in a sense that you’re assured for that whole year because you’re one of the righteous people.”
Some 2,000 pilgrims managed to enter the city where Rebbe Nachman is buried, before the Ukrainian authorities banned entry to the country from August 26 to September 28.
The service included a festive sundown celebration stacked with live shofar-blowing, among other activities.