rosh hashanah

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.
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Israeli killed in Ukraine car crash to be flown to Israel for burial

Rabbi Avraham Levy died in a car crash after Rosh Hashanah on his way to the Kyiv Airport. Ten hassidim were injured in the crash.

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah in the middle of a wildfire

A wildfire displaced multiple Jewish congregations over Rosh Hashanah.

By Robin Estrin/TNS
Shofar at the Western Wall, September 4, 2018

Woman saved after near-fatal reaction during Rosh Hashanah

The severe reaction happens when a person is exposed to the particle for a second time in their life, after their body had wrongly "marked" it as dangerous during the first exposure.

Morbidity rate drops following Rosh Hashanah

The disease appears to be receding, but it is crucial to avoid complacency, Health Ministry D-G says.

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Yom Kippur: Financial forgiveness - opinion

If you understand your goals and you invest with an eye on meeting them, your chances of success will be much greater.


Who are the most interesting Jews of 5782? - opinion

Interesting in my book means profound substantive, and making a real contribution to the long-term future of Israel and the Jewish people.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange came back to life in 5781

In total, NIS 28 billion was raised on the stock market, mostly from tech companies.


Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Uman struggle to get COVID-19 test results

Around 30,000 hassidim traveled to Uman this year to pray near the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in the annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage, some 10,000 of whom arrived early.

Palestinian Authority president wishes Herzog, Gantz happy new year

PA President Mahmoud Abbas called Israel's president and defense minister on Monday in honor of Rosh Hashanah.

Prof. Uriel Reichman ends presidency at IDC Herzliya

Reichman spoke at a festive farewell event held at the university campus, with the participation of faculty members, donors, friends and graduates of the institution.

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