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Assaf HaRofeh Hospital Welcomed First Child of Secular New Year

4 Tevet 5777 – January 1, 2017
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

2 Nisan 5776 – April 10, 2016
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

19 Kislev 5776 – December 1, 2015
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

8 Elul 5774 – September 2, 2014
Honey cake, gourmet honey, flavored honey, and honey as a recipe in chicken, and even fish, are all expected to contribute to soaring sales...

Rosh Hashana Greetings from Prime Minister Netanyahu (Video)

1 Tishri 5774 – September 4, 2013
Rosh Hashana Greetings from Prime Minister Netanyahu

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

29 Elul 5773 – September 3, 2013
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

29 Elul 5772 – September 16, 2012
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...

18 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
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

14 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
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

10 Shevat 5772 – February 2, 2012
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

28 Tevet 5772 – January 23, 2012
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.

Return to Sender: Knesset Speaker Rivlin’s New Years Greeting ‘Biased,’ ‘Political’

28 Tevet 5772 – January 22, 2012
Jordan's Speaker of Parliament blasts Rivlin's New Years greeting as racist.

It’s My Opinion: Weapons

27 Heshvan 5771 – November 4, 2010
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

2 Elul 5770 – August 11, 2010
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!)

12 Shevat 5770 – January 27, 2010
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

27 Elul 5769 – September 16, 2009
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

3 Shevat 5769 – January 28, 2009
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

18 Tevet 5769 – January 14, 2009
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

6 Kislev 5769 – December 3, 2008
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.

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