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Colorado Springs Synagogue to Relocate for Yom Kippur After Rosh Hashanah Fire

While the congregation hastily made its way out of the building, Rabbi Liberow and a few of the congregants were able to get the Torah scrolls and prayer books out.

Shimon Peres’ Final Rosh Hashana Gift to the World

The sight of all these world leaders flocking to Jerusalem – sovereign capital of the Jewish people, makes Peres’ funeral an incredible Kiddush shem Shamayim, sanctification of God’s name.

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed 2016

On Rosh Hashanah, one is expected to plan a spiritual and behavioral road map for the entire year. So when one hears the shofar blow,the trip begins

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From Sandy Koufax

His act of conscience was broadly seen as a moment of pride, sacrifice, and religious commitment, though Koufax himself was far from observant.

Rosh Hashanah: The Real Election Day

A world from which America retreats is a dangerous world indeed.

Yes We Have Sweet, Edible, Seedless Pomegranates, Just in Time for Rosh Hashanah

Zamiri and his sons have invented the Wine pomegranate which is seedless, fire-engine red and sweet beyond belief.

Stories For Rosh Hashanah

The people looked at each other in amazement. What did he mean? Why was this Rosh Hashanah so special?

Short Subjects On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

If the earthly court decreed that today is Rosh Hashanah, Hashem commands the angels to call the heavenly court into session.

It’s My Opinion: Free Yom Kippur And Rosh Hashanah Tickets

Families who have just dealt with back-to-school clothing and expenses find themselves tapped out.

Two Days Rosh Hashanah, Eruvin, And Eggs

From this decree on, the two days of Rosh Hashanah – unlike the two days of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot – were no longer celebrated out of doubt but out of certainty.

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From The Chofetz Chaim

Believing in the imminent arrival of the Messianic Age, he stressed the importance of aliyah to Eretz Yisrael and was a great supporter of the Jewish community there.

Israeli Postal Service Delivers Letters to God at the Wall Ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Hundreds of letters are mailed to Israel annually addressed to "God," "Jesus," "Our Dear Father in Heaven" and "the Western Wall."

Female Terrorist Attack Foiled in Rosh Ha’Ayin

Police say they have the female terrorist in custody to "more fully understand her motives."

For Better or for Worse

Hashem simply goes beyond the letter of the law in His love for us.

Protesters: Police in Cahoots with Arabs over Jewish Access to Mount

On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.

Preempting The Death Penalty

In this week’s parshah the Torah writes about a prohibition on killing a murderer prior to his trial. As the pasuk says: “…v’lo yamus harotzeach ad amdo lifnei haeidah lamishpat – … so that the murderer will not die until he stands before the assembly for judgment” (Bamidbar 35:12). The same rule applies to anyone who commits an aveirah that is punishable by death; no one is permitted to kill him prior to his trial in beis din, including the witnesses that warned him and witnessed the aveirah. The Sefer Hachinuch (mitzvah 409) writes that if one kills a transgressor prior to his trial, he is regarded as a murderer.

The Tremendous Heart Of Pinchas Daddy

We’ve just read the Torah portion about Pinchas, an amazing tzaddik who performed an unusual act instinctively and for the sake of Hashem and His honor.

Haredi Event On Internet Dangers Draws Thousands Of Participants

The sellout crowd that filled Citi Field on Sunday night wore black and white, not the New York Mets’ blue and orange. And instead of jeering the Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves, they faced a foe that was, intheir view, far more formidable: the World Wide Web.

Q & A: Tying Knots On Shabbat (Part II)

Question: My son recently stopped wearing a necktie and lace-up shoes on Shabbat. He explained that he doesn’t want to transgress the prohibition against tying knots on Shabbat. Is tying a necktie or shoelaces really forbidden? “A Mother in Israel” (Via E-Mail)

We Mourn And They Mourn

The morning of November 8 (11 Cheshvan) was an unusual one for me. I had awakened early in preparation for a flight out of town to deliver a presentation at a teacher in-service program in the New York area. I scrolled through my inbox only to learn that Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, rosh yeshiva of Mir Jerusalem, had passed away hours before.

Where Did You Travel On Rosh Hashanah?

On the first day of this past Rosh Hashanah, I visited Milwaukee while my wife, Layala, traveled back to the shul of her youth in Brooklyn. When we met up later in the day for Yom Tov lunch at our Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home, we had a number of experiences to share with each other.

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