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Atlantic City Rabbi’s SUV Torched On Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Republished from Jewish Business News.

Rabbi David Kushner told the Philly Daily News that Early Thursday, first day of Rosh Hashanah, his Ford Explorer was torched in the parking lot next to the Rodef Sholom Synagogue in Atlantic City.

“We’re trying to look at this situation positively,” Kushnersaid. “The year can only get better from here.”

Optimism is so touching sometimes.

Kushner, who only recently became the Rodef Sholom rabbi, parked the Explorer in the lot Wednesday night, before the services.

When he returned to the synagogue Thursday, he found ashes and scorch marks where the car used to be. The burnt SUV had been mercifully towed away.

Kushner told the News investigators had told him the fire was “suspicious.”

“I think someone picked the car because it was parked at the synagogue during worship,” Kushner said. “It’s almost impossible to say it was a coincidence.”

Kushner said he lost some valuables in the torched vehicle, including equipment he uses as a volunteer EMT in Monmouth County, N.J. But the worst damage was caused to his congregation.

“We have an older congregation, comprised of many Holocaust survivors,” he said. “To see this during the High Holy Days raised emotions in them that haven’t come out for years.”

Tashlich in Tel Aviv

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Israelis perform the Tashlich ceremony along the beach in Tel Aviv.

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Breslov Hassidim to Spend Rosh Hashana in Israel

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A flight to Uman from Israel was canceled today, the eve of Rosh Hashana, due to technical difficulties encountered before takeoff.

Everyone on the flight was sent home to spend Rosh Hashana in Israel.

Many Breslov Hassidim prefer to spend Rosh Hashana at the graveside of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, rather than with their families.

This year, one planeload will be spending the High Holidays with their families it the Holy Land.

We’re sure Rebbe Nachman would approve.

Tap Into Rosh Hashana

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The Most Powerful IDF Video, Just In Time For New Year [video]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

There are many videos out there of tough IDF soldiers and then some emotional videos of soldiers coming home from battle, but this video of IDF soldiers singing one of the most powerful prayers Jews say on the holiest day of the year is simply amazing!

According to Jewish tradition the prayer Unetane Tokef was written by Rabbi Amnon. Rabbi Amnon was pressured to convert from Judaism and as a delaying tactic, he requested three days to consider the offer; immediately after, he regretted giving even the pretense that he could possibly leave Judaism.

After spending the three days in prayer, he refused to come to the bishop as promised, and, when he was brought to the bishop’s palace, he begged that his tongue be cut out to atone for his sins.

This event occurred shortly before “Rosh_Hashanah” and on that holiday, as he lay dying, Rabbi Amnon asked to be carried into the Synagogue where he recited the original composition of Unetanneh Tokef with his last breath. Three days later, he appeared in a dream to Rabbi Kalonymus_Ben-Meshullam one of the great scholars of “Mainz”and begged him to record the prayer and to see that it was included in the text of the High Holiday services.

There is nothing more appropriate than listening to IDF soldiers singing Unetane Tokef as if to say, “We are here to defend Israel but we know God is in charge.” 
This chilling rendition of Unetane Tokef is sung by Shai Abramson, IDF’s Chief cantor. I suggest you listen to it twice, the first time watch the video and the second time play it but close your eyes. This will touch your soul like never before!

Rosh HaShana Message from PM Binyamin Netanyahu

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thanked Jewish communities around the world on the eve of the Jewish new year, Rosh HaShana, in a video message broadcast in English.

Shana Tova to the People of Israel and the Jewish Nation around the World, from all of us at JewishPress.com!

‘Now the World Will Know Jewish Blood Isn’t Free’

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The families of the three Israeli teens who were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists this past June 12 in Gush Etzion, have issued a statement in response to the news the suspects were killed today in a shootout with IDF soldiers.

The fugitive suspects were shot and killed early Tuesday morning (Sept. 23, 2014) by IDF troops during an attempt to arrest them in Hebron in a joint action with IDI and ISA units.

“Security forces notified us this morning that our sons’ murderers were killed in the framework of an military action by our forces,” the statement began.

“We take pride in our government and our security forces, for their steadfast persistence in bringing to justice the murderers of our sons.

“The world now knows Jewish blood is not free. We embrace the special operations soldiers who risked their lives to carry out the mission and respond to the challenge, to ensure that Israel maintains its deterrent edge.

“As we begin a new year, we hope now to end this cycle of evil and begin only one of good. We send wishes for a sweet new year to all the People of Israel and in the Diaspora, and offer our thanks to all those here and abroad who embraced and supported us in our time of need.”

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