When I waltzed into Rosh Hashanah services – fully vaccinated and masked up, as you should be too – I felt something I didn't expect. Like I was home.
Yom Kippur this year is celebrated on September 16. Unless you’re of the Jewish faith, that may just be a date on your calendar, and you might not know what it is. Or else, you might presume it has something to do with the Yom Kippur War of 1973. This is when Egypt and Syria invaded Israel to regain territory they lost during the Six Day War in June 1967 with Israel. It doesn’t. It was called the Yom Kippur War only because the invasion was launched on this Jewish holiday.
What is Rosh Hashanah? What do traditions like eating a round challah mean for Jewish communities? Here’s what you need to know about Rosh Hashanah:
Looking for online Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in 2021? Here are some options, based on your interests.
(JTA) — Just a couple of months ago, it seemed like this fall would mark the triumphal return of packed sanctuaries in synagogues across the world, after a year of diminished in-person or, more often, online-only services for the first Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur of the COVID-19 pandemic. But...
What Is the Best Thing to Say to Someone for Yom Kippur? The Main Purpose of Yom Kippur and Why It's Important
Yom Kippur is one of the holiest days of the Jewish year, but those who don’t participate in the Jewish faith know pretty little about it: It isn’t as bright and festive as Hanukkah, nor is it as publicized as Passover. What is the main purpose of Yom Kippur, why is it important and what is the best thing to say to someone for Yom Kippur, or what is the proper Yom Kipuur greetings? Learn the ins and outs of the Day of Atonement here and never have an awkward “Happy Yom Kippur!” moment again.
What are the Jewish High Holy Days? A look at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a month of celebrating renewal and moral responsibility
Over the next few weeks, members of the Jewish faith will observe the High Holy Days in the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar, usually in September and October. These holidays commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy. As a scholar of the Bible and the ancient...
This week, Jewish people around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. This period in time also marks the holy day of Yom Kippur, which involves a 25-hour fast. While there’s nothing fun about fasting, it is customary to break the fast with a meal, and those...
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BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Thursday they had detained four people, one of them a 16-year-old, in connection with a suspected plan to attack a synagogue in the western city of Hagen. The detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years after...
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Wed, Sep 15, 2021 6:30 PM - Thu, Sep 16, 2021 4:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) Yom Kippur 5782: Renewing Our Lives in a Community of Love. Service Leaders: Jhos Singer | Julie Batz | Lior Tsarfaty | Kiki Lipsett (Erev YK) Musicians: Shira Kammen | Michaelle Goerlitz |...
1 Yesterday was election day in the City of Framingham. On November voters will now have two choices for mayor – Charlie Sisitsky or Yvonne Spicer. 2. Services for the late Mark Goldman , who died on Sunday, will be streamed at 11 a.m. 3. Tonight at sundown begins Yom...
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Wednesday evening marked the start of Yom Kippur, one of the most sacred holidays in the Jewish religion. Widely translated as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is a period that follows Rosh Hashanah and serves as a time for reflection, often commemorated through prayer and fasting. Unlike the last...
Rosh Hashana, the celebration of the Jewish new year, is approaching quickly. In 2021, the holiday begins at sunset on Monday Sept. 6, and ends at nightfall on Sept. 8. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and ends that following evening.
(This guide is in formation. If you have a synagogue or service to add, please email information to email@example.com.) (New York Jewish Week via JTA) — No one expected a guide to virtual High Holiday services to become an annual thing. Last year, synagogues and other institutions had little choice but to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur remotely, in small “backyard” (or outdoor) minyans or under strict occupancy guidelines.
When I worked at the Oakland Tribune, a copy editor with a drinking problem had been harassing me. Under his breath, Bill (not his real name) would utter, “Janet … Janet” in a creepy voice. He would try to distract me from my writing. Once, he disconnected my answering machine because I hadn’t silenced it, causing me to lose an important message. When I became angry, he turned bitter and we stopped speaking.
New York Post
Jews will cautiously come together to celebrate Rosh Hashana next month with mask mandates, coronavirus testing and vaccination requirements in place. The Jewish New Year celebration — which starts the night of Sept. 6 — begins the High Holy Days and is typically the most crowded service of the year at synagogues. The coronavirus pandemic forced many synagogues last year to switch to online-only observances.