rosh hashana

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.

What Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught us about the gift of time

The exquisite, agonizing time of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing underscored one of the great lessons of her own life and of Rosh Hashanah: how we make use of the time God grants us matters.

By DANIEL B. SHAPIRO/JTA
21/09/2020
US SUPREME COURT Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, delivers remarks during a discussion hosted by the Geo
Ginsburg's death on Rosh Hashanah significant for some Jewish Americans

News of her death traveled quickly via social media, and became a focal point in many New Year's services, religious leaders and observant Jews said.

By REUTERS
21/09/2020
Coronavirus cabinet to convene Tuesday, police issue 3,000 tickets

Nearly 700 patients in serious condition * 40 people died over the holiday

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid looks to future

Lapid: In December, elections will be initiated that will take place in March.

18/09/2020
St. Martin
This Rosh Hashanah two countries will gather to hear one shofar at once

Rabbi Moishe Chanowitz will blow the shofar on the border between French St Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten in the Caribbean.

Jewish kids prepare for the Jewish New Year at their home in Moshav Yashresh, September 11, 2020.
British leaders extend their good wishes for a sweet Rosh Hashanah

Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, Kier Starmer, have both released Rosh Hashana messages.

Hungarian Jews to celebrate Rosh Hashanah on a boat amid COVID-19

Shofar-blowing ceremonies are being organized in each of Budapest’s 23 districts at open-air and accessible locations.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
18/09/2020
Keeping it simple: The Shofar and investments

Everyone else thinks it’s “gross”. Well if any family members are reading this, how about throwing me a bone this year and make some honey cake for me!”

By AARON KATSMAN
17/09/2020
Israel's population reaches 9.2 million citizens - report

Israel's population is expected to reach 10 million people by 2024, 15 million by 2048, and 20 million by 2065.

Jerusalem city sanitation workers give citizens a new year's blessing

The capital's sanitation workers have been working to clean the streets of the city from various form of dirt to trash piles and abandoned cars.

By OMRI RON
17/09/2020
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