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Rosh Hashanah 2013

Sin, Repentance And Yom Kippur

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

We are not born in sin; we are each born with powerful tendencies to both good and evil and the drama of human character is in the struggle and balance between the two. The corrective mechanism is teshuva, repentance.

High Challah Days: How I Became a Jew One Loaf at a Time

Leigh McMullan Abramson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion
Leigh McMullan Abramson

It didn't matter that I confused Shavuot with Sukkot or had epically bad Hebrew pronunciation or even that I didn't know if I could give up Christmas carols, I could bake a first-rate challah. The rest would work itself out.

11 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Jewish

Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

Lenny Kravitz, Sammy Davis Jr. and Drake--oy! Not only have these three entertainers broken hearts and topped the charts, they're also part of God's c...

WATCH: President Obama Offers Rosh Hashanah Greeting

Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

President Obama sent his greetings to Jews worldwide as the High Holidays celebrations begin with the observance of Rosh Hashanah at sundown, Septembe...

Happy Rosh Hashanah From Iran

Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion

As the sun sets, Jews all over the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani took to Twitter to wis...

Rosh Hashanah 2013: Bring Back Respect for Everyone

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

We live out our lives in intricate webs of human interaction and connection. The journey towards forgiveness and reconciliation with others is not a minor detail of this auspicious season. It is at the very heart of what the Jewish High Holy Days are all about.

What Do You Really Really Want This Rosh Hashanah?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

My son Jacob has been playing the Spice Girls 1996 hit "Wannabe" a lot lately. In a flash, the connection between the song and preparation for Rosh Hashanah came to me a few nights ago.

Rosh Hashanah: A Sweet Jewish New Year

Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in 2013 from sundown on Sept. 4 to nightfall on Sept. 6. The Hebrew date for Rosh Hashanah is 1 Tish...

Beekeeper Offers Sweet Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Religion News Service | Rachel Weston | Posted 08.30.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The theme of life and death is at the heart of Rosh Hashanah, celebrated with a drizzle of honey to signify hopes for sweet New Year. You can...

Breakdancing Jews: Part Of A Traditional Rosh Hashanah

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion describes itself as "the world's largest Jewish content website," on its YouTube channel, but they should change that description to "the wor...