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Rosh Hashanah
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 of renewal. Jewish tradition encourages us to gather together, reflect on the year that has passed and pray for peace and sustenance in the coming year. The collective strength and spirit felt during this time of year typically energizes all to look ahead with optimism. Sadly, this year's holiday gatherings will have a different tone throughout the world. After a long summer of unrest abroad, in the Middle East and elsewhere, and at...