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Rosh Hashanah

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  • Preparing for the Jewish New Year

    Instead of enjoying a last afternoon off before school starts, children of Temple Beth Tikvah gathered at the Greenacres synagogue on Sunday to polish the silver religious items to be used during the upcoming High Holidays. The upcoming Jewish Holiday of...
  • Synagogue to open Jewish outreach center

    With almost 90 percent of Broward County's Jewish community not affiliated with a synagogue, Ramat Shalom in Plantation will open The Sam and Laura Hoffman Center for Jewish Life in September to provide spiritual direction and perform Jewish life cycle...
  • READER SUBMITTED: New Torah Covers Created By Congregant

    The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford will dedicate new High Holy Day Torah covers to welcome the Jewish New Year 5775 on Sept. 24. For the "High Holidays," most synagogues change the year-round covers for their holy Torah scrolls to...
  • Gaza tunnel network threat leaves Israelis shaken

    Gaza tunnel network threat leaves Israelis shaken
    Beneath the wheat and watermelon fields surrounding this farm community just outside the Gaza Strip lies a threat that helps explain the overwhelming public support in Israel for the war against the Palestinian militant group Hamas. A little over a week...
  • Paul Mazursky dies: A 2011 interview with the vivid raconteur

    Paul Mazursky dies: A 2011 interview with the vivid raconteur
    Paul Mazursky, who died Monday evening at the age of 84, was a great interview. I had the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated writer/director three years ago at his office in Beverly Hills just days before he received the Los Angeles Film...
  • Beatles and bar mitzvahs

    Beatles and bar mitzvahs
    For Jason Feddy, if you bring passion to music, you'll bring soul. The local musician, who grew up in Leeds, England, has played for 14 years at the Sawdust Art Festival and Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. He is known for his solo performances...
  • Medicaid session change: House coming in Sept. 18

    The Virginia House of Delegates initially planed to come back into session the week of Sept. 22 to debate Medicaid expansion. That's been moved up to Thursday, Sept. 18, at noon, according to the speaker's office. The reason? Rosh Hashanah starts at...
  • Palm Beach County

    Second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Monthly Meeting Zonta Club of Boca Raton The organization of businesswomen meets for dinner. Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach. 561-482-1013 or info@zontabocaraton.org. Wednesdays from 1 to 2:...
  • Most UC campuses change fall calendar, avoiding Jewish holidays

    Most UC campuses change fall calendar, avoiding Jewish holidays
    The fall quarter at most UC campuses will start a week later than usual and winter break will be a week shorter in the 2014-15 school year as the schools seek to avoid beginning their terms during Jewish High Holidays. Most UC campuses will start fall...
  • Spicing up the Jewish New Year

    Spicing up the Jewish New Year
    Labor Day was just a couple of days ago, and already we're into the autumn holiday season! Thank the lunar calendar. For thousands of years, Jewish holidays have followed the phases of the moon, so each year they fall on different days of the Gregorian...
  • Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League

    Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League
    Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
  • Iran's new president mounts a charm offensive

    Washington is preoccupied with two all-consuming debates right now. First, of course, is Syria. President Obama placed his faith in two wholly untrustworthy figures. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has shown himself to be a consummate liar, and...