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Jewish New Year

Seeking the Growth Mindset on the Jewish New Year

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Change is hard, but necessary, particularly when it comes to healing and strengthening relationships. We come together as a community on the High Holy Days to support one another in the process of teshuvah, our return to a more meaningful, wholesome life.

It's About the Relationship

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 11.03.2013 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

Few people, if any, have the spiritual awareness and relationship with God that Abraham had. However, we each have the ability to emulate Adam and begin our relationship with God simply by turning to Him and asking for that which we need.

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...

Who Am I? Your Real Face(book): A Rosh Hashanah Message

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 10.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Once a year, on the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, we have the rare opportunity to pause, reflect and unearth our inner "I". Once a year, we are presented with an extraordinary occasion to pay heed to our call of duty and to that which we ought to be.

Looking For Success? Look The 'Other' Way

Rabbi Berel Lerman | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Berel Lerman

Instinctively the human being is "self oriented" and looks out for self pleasure and gain. However, a person has the choice to go beyond self and be "other oriented," when we do so we feel the sensitivities and needs of others.

Yom Kippur In Kuala Lumpur: A Jewish Girl's Guide To Repenting In A Muslim Country

April Rudin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
April Rudin

Soon, I will be landing in Kuala Lumpur and settling into my hotel room to observe the holiest of Jewish days while amongst the Islamic people. I am looking forward to the adventure.

What I Prayed For My Son This Jewish New Year

Ellen Seidman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

If ever there was a place that should welcome children with disabilities, you'd think it would be a house of worship. But that hasn't been our experience.

iPhone 5, I-It And I-Thou

Rabbi Laura Baum | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Baum

When technology helps us be present and connect to others, it's a wonderful tool. But we also must be mindful of when we're using technology simply for its own sake and evaluate whether it is standing in the way of deeper connections.

Rosh Hashanah: Ushering In The Jewish New Year

Posted 09.16.2012 | Religion

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in 2012 from sundown on Sept. 16 to nightfall on Sept. 18. The Hebrew date for Rosh Hashanah is 1 Ti...

Look Who's Blowing The Shofar On The Jewish New Year

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion

(RNS) For thousands of years Jews have been commanded to blow the shofar, the horn of an animal, whose sound is said to rouse the soul. Shofar blow...

PHOTOS: Celebrate The Jewish New Year With These Jewish Celebrities

Posted 09.16.2012 | Celebrity

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 16. As the Jewish faith follows the Hebrew calendar, Sunday marks the beginn...

Rosh Hashanah: A Season Of Hope And Aspirations Of Unity

Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, Ph.D.

May the sounds of the Shofar awaken us out of our slumber and lead us to this higher calling of unity, to self-forgiveness, and to our duties to all humankind, to the meaning of life, and toward the knowledge that we are all inextricably bound together in unity.

Breath In A Ram’s Horn

Daniel Asia | Posted 11.09.2012 | Religion
Daniel Asia

Like Judaism, it seems to me that classical music is another system that allows us to approach and praise God; perhaps it is one of the most important pathways to God.

A Jewish New Year's Resolution Revolution

Josh Fleet | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

Next week begins the Jewish High Holidays, a month of feasting and fasting, of repenting and rejoicing -- like every other time of the Jewish year. Except that the High Holidays are actually a time of radical newness.

A Message Of Hope On The Jewish New Year

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Only when we do good together, and see ourselves doing it, will we have hope. God needs us to do this. So does the world.

Dreams, Renewal And Rosh Hashanah

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As you reflect on why your dreams have not been realized, how will your frustrations and disappointments impact you moving forward in the New Year?

Rosh Hashanah Recipes And Finding Faith

Emily Franklin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Emily Franklin

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and a time for reflecting on the past year while opening wide for the sweetness of the year to come. I'll cook for the Jewish holidays and offer the recipes to you.

Israel, the Jewish New Year: Lord, Rescue Us From Ourselves

Bradley Burston | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

On the High Holidays when I was small, Jews wore clothes they were not comfortable in, in order to ask themselves questions they were not comfortable with. Some things don't change.

Making It A Sweet Rosh Hashanah With Honey. But Is It Kosher?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The mere fact that bee honey is kosher is itself odd. After all, it is a product of the non-kosher bee. How can a product of a non-kosher animal be kosher?

Rosh Hashanah 2011: The Jewish New Year Explained

Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in 2011 from sundown on Sept. 28 to nightfall on Sept. 30. The Hebrew date for Rosh Hashanah is 1 Ti...

Our Deeply Rooted Need To Mark Time

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

From the 10th anniversary of 9/11, to the beginning of the Jewish year of 5772, to the ways we observe birthdays and anniversaries, there are some moments that call for ritualized recognition.

A Reflection for the Jewish New Year: The Chaos We All Share

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

Those who are abused often abuse, and those hated so mercilessly and sadistically often feel they have earned the right to hate and do damage and destroy without doubt.

Let Us Begin: Celebrating The Mikveh Water's Power To Renew

Anita Diamant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anita Diamant

The mikveh feels a little like the womb. But you can't stay under long, no matter how lovely the sound and sensation of your splashing heart. You have to get out of the water, where the rest of this life is waiting to begin.

Rosh Hashanah's Global Message: Embrace Your Common Humanity or Perish

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Memo to peacemakers in Washington, Jerusalem and Ramallah: Embrace those who link to a common humanity. Among them, you may be able to hammer out a negotiated agreement. All others will reap the whirlwind.

Will Honey Sweeten My Jewish New Year With Food Allergies? (3 Alternatives to Traditional Honey Cake)

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

As with most special occasions, I've heard many espouse the notion "It's not about the food!" Yet reality often brings me to a less hallowed place when planning a meal around food allergies.