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Holiday Info
How Is Rosh Hashanah Celebrated?
An overview of Rosh Hashanah's custom's and traditions.
5 Reasons for Round Challah on Rosh Hashanah

Many have the custom to begin the Rosh Hashanah meals with round challahs, often filled with raisins and sweeter than usual. Here's why.
First Person
What Brought This Rebel Back for Rosh Hashanah

By adolescence I was doing my own thing on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—and it wasn't anywhere near a synagogue.
A Special Match Made in Heaven

Chaim has a neurological condition and developmental disability. Tamar has Down syndrome. What a wonderful match!
Saved From Death’s Door

He’s refused to eat for the past four weeks. The doctors say that his organs are starting to shut down . . .
Parshah
How I Found Purpose With ALS

I could have fallen prey to the "why me?" attitude, sunken into depression and been miserable.
Shabbat Shuvah Haftarah Companion

This Shabbat is known as Shabbat Shuvah, after the opening words of the haftarah: Shuvah Yisrael—“Return, O Israel.”
Lifestyle
Tzimmes-Smothered Chicken

One-pan super-soft chicken with sweet carrot tzimmes
The Call of the Shofar

Jewish News
With Fewer Young Jews in Synagogue on Rosh Hashanah, Rabbis Take to Public Parks

Hearing the shofar in unlikely places sparks participation throughout the year.
Emergency Airlift From Houston, Flotilla From Puerto Rico Deliver Aid to St. Thomas

Jewish communities near and far help out as food, water and supply crisis grows.
First New Synagogue in 150 Years a Beacon on Vancouver Island

Drawing in families and serving longtime residents in a background of art and nature.
It is a kindness that G‑d did to Israel, that He scattered them amongst the nations... Does a person then sow a measure of grain, if not to harvest many measures? So, too, the people of Israel were exiled amongst the nations only so that converts be added to them...
— Talmud, Pesachim 87b
Print Magazine

Every year, our sages taught, with the cry of the shofar the entire universe is reborn.

And so, at that time, with our resolutions and our prayers, we hold an awesome power: To determine what sort of child this newborn year shall be—how it will take its first breaths, how it will struggle to its feet and how it will...