Rosh Hashanah

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Five seriously new fruits for Rosh Hashanah
BY Binyamin Kagedan
August 21, 2013

Let’s be honest, people — it’s 2013, and with rows of bottled pomegranate juice lining every convenience store refrigerator, the sight of those hundreds of little red stains-to-be on Rosh Hashanah night is just all too humdrum. So when you usher in the Jewish New Year with a new fruit this holiday season, why not CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
August 21, 2013

Jewish volunteers have finished building a kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, Ukraine, where they plan to prepare 105,000 meals to serve to pilgrims next month. The new kitchen, donated by philanthropist and entrepreneur Steve Bogomilsky of Florida, replaced a smaller setup used in previous years by volunteers and employees of Uman’s CONTINUE »

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Religious Jews travel far and wide to visit the gravesite of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in Ukraine each Rosh Hashanah
BY Marc Shapiro
August 21, 2013

Each Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews travel to Uman, a small town in Ukraine, where the plumbing is outdated, the environment is hostile and the main attraction is overcrowded. Many stay in tents in close quarters with one another. But kvetching is kept to a minimum. Why? They’re all there to visit the grave of CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

No matter what kind of Jew you call yourself, just about everybody shows up for services on the High Holy Days. Sanctuaries that barely need three rows of seats during the rest of the year require rows of additional folding chairs during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. As one rabbi put it to the throng CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Ilene Spector Special to the Jewish Times At Rosh Hashanah, Jewish homes are filled with the aroma of foods that have been served for generations. Nothing will take you back in time quicker than the delicious smells and tastes of these traditional foods. So what’s changed? Many families have reinvented the way they cook and CONTINUE »