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Assaf HaRofeh Hospital Welcomed First Child of Secular New Year

In the first few minutes of the secular new year, a young Israeli boy was born at Assaf HaRofeh Hospital.

Israeli Embassy in India: No Israeli Casualties in Massive Puttingal Temple Explosion

A massive fire at a temple in India has killed 105 and injured at least 350; Embassy says no Israelis hurt "so far."

Chassidic New Year’s Celebrations Cheer Up Israel, Cities Around the World

Jews are gathering at Chabad-led "farbrengens" in Israel and around the world to celebrate the Chassidic New Year, "Yud Tes Kislev."

Honey Sales Expected to Soar as Rosh Hashanah Approaches

Honey cake, gourmet honey, flavored honey, and honey as a recipe in chicken, and even fish, are all expected to contribute to soaring sales...

Israelis to Munch 15,000 Tons of Apples this Rosh Hashanah Season

Apples area mainstay of Rosh HaShanah, when Jews dip them in honey and bless it as sign of a sweet year, which this year should be very sweet if 15,000 tons apples can do the trick.

Jewish Press Readers Petition Almighty for New Year, Favorable Response Forthcoming

As demands of reader participation go, this one was pretty high. You were supposed to share with us your real hopes for the new year, in an effort to impress God with our appeals as a group and—as a group—receive better attention. There is a Jewish concept of “The king’s glory is intensified by the size of His assembly,” meaning that in approaching God, the bigger the crowd, the better. But it had to be real, it had to be sincere. Here are a few of my favorites…

Today in 1972 – Democratic Hopeful George McGovern Sends New Year’s Wish to US...

Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic Presidential candidate, greeted American Jews today on the occasion of the High Holy Days. "Mrs. McGovern joins me in wishing our Jewish friends and Jews around the world a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year," the South Dakotan said.

Israeli Rabbinate Warns against Tu B’Shvat Figs

The Kashrut Dept. of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate published a warning on the eve of Tu B’Shvat, cautioning against eating some of the holiday’s traditional fruits. Figs are at the top of the list, because of concern regarding insects and worms which "hide inside the fruit’s flesh and are difficult to detect."

Q & A: Tu B’Shevat: The Hidden, The Revealed

Question: Why is Tu B’Shevat, known as the New Year for Trees, in the middle of the month and not at the beginning of the month – like all other New Years? Pesach Bernstein (Via E-Mail)

Jordan Sends Back Israeli New Year’s Letter in Protest

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry has rejected the New Year’s wishes of Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, sending the letter back because it called Jerusalem the capital of the State of Israel.

It’s My Opinion: Weapons

Zenon Fernandez recently went to trial in Miami. A jury found him guilty of manslaughter with a deadly weapon. Fernandez had been shooting off a round of bullets to celebrate the New Year. His revelry was short-lived.

It’s My Opinion: Teshuvah

As the month of Elul approaches, Jews all over the world anticipate the New Year. Rosh Hashanah is an intriguing time. The notion of teshuvah (repentance) is pivotal to the holiday.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (That is, if you’re a tree!)

Every year, on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, we celebrate a strange holiday - Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees. The name is a short form of 15th Shevat - tet = 9 and vav = 6. This year, Tu b'Shevat falls on 3rd February, one month before Purim. It also has other names - Chag Hailanot - the Festival of the Trees; and Chag Haperot - the Festival of the Fruit.

Title: Torah For Your Table

As individuals interacting and developing relationships, as families communicating and bonding, Americans spend much quality time around the dinner table. "Let's discuss it over dinner" has become a popular means of resolving issues in our society.

A Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashanah and the ensuing Sukkos holiday season are nearly upon us, and if you are a busy person but still like to serve nice meals, then you are surely thinking about how and what to cook. Below, you will find some great recipes that can be prepared in advance and then frozen. This way you can concentrate on yom tov itself and enjoy time with your family.

Tu b’Shevat: The Wonder Of Creation

So many of Judaism's festivals are marked by solemnity, but Tu b'Shevat enhances our calendar with a delightful holiday that everyone can enjoy.

With A Warm Hand

Prior to Rosh Hashanah, our daughter Bracha insisted on giving a sizeable amount of tzedakah to a worthy organization. This gift was in addition to the amount she is careful to separate from her earnings on a weekly basis. Barely sixteen, our daughter is not intending to become rich from her part-time job, but parting with even more than the usual 10 percent of her salary was clearly above and beyond the letter of the law.

A Good Deed

I have realized in the last few months that the friends and acquaintances in our lives are there for a very special reason. It is clear that we are in relationships to help each other at different times in our lives.

Taking Stock: Rosh Hashanah 5769

It seems that God is reshuffling all the decks for the New Year, 5769.

Happy New Year? How Do You Know?

Just days ago, millions of people all over the world welcomed in the secular new year of 2008.

Letters To The Editor

Free Yom Tov Seating    Once again Kehilas Mevakshai Hashem of Midwood, Brooklyn, is proud to offer free seats for the Yomim Noraim as a...

Love, Trust And Faith – Achieving True Peace Of Mind

During Rosh Hashona, when it is customary to greet friend and stranger alike with good wishes for the upcoming year, I try to avoid uttering the phrase, "Have a happy and healthy New Year.

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