Rosh Hashana

International

Under lockdown, Israel faces bitter start of Jewish New Year

[Rosh Hashana started Friday night and runs through the weekend-editor] Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails on the eve of the holiday as the country faces a second nationwide lockdown to stem a raging coronavirus

Opinion

Opinion: Sounding the Shofar in 2020

This weekend the shofar (a ram’s horn) will be blown in services throughout the globe for Rosh Hashana, the holiday celebrating the Jewish new year. How we hear the 100 blasts of sound and internalize its meaning says much about how we view our relationship to the world. Especially in the year 2020, the shofar

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