Rosh Hashanah

Which Apples Taste Best with Honey (or Sugar)?

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Washington Jewish Week's Jacqueline Hyman shares her findings, in this guest article.

Chabad of Hunt Valley to Hold High Holiday Services at Baltimore Country Club

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In recent years, congregations have held High Holiday services at all kinds of unconventional venues, from campgrounds to churches. But Chabad of Hunt Valley’s upcoming...

Mayor, Police Commissioner Discuss Security for High Holidays

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  The mayor and police commissioner joined almost 40 representatives from local Jewish congregations on Sept. 4 to discuss issues of security for the upcoming...

High Holidays on a Budget

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It’s that time of year again — leaves are changing colors, kids are back in school and reminders are coming from all corners with...

Shaarei Tfiloh Relocates High Holiday Services

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It will be the first time in almost a century the historical building will not host High Holiday services.

Congregations, Hillel, Chabad Offer Low-Cost and Free Services

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For those on a tight budget, celebrating Rosh Hashanah need not break the bank. That’s why Baltimore Hebrew Congregation offers a free Rosh Hashanah service...

Fish Head or Sheep’s Head? Your Answer May Indicate Your Ancestry

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While Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are certainly the most important and sacred of Jewish holidays throughout the Diaspora, people who hail from different...

New Year, New Focus

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Taking stock of the past year and looking forward to the next naturally prompts members of the Jewish community to reflect not only on...

Rabbis Balance Politics on the Pulpit

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The fractious nature of American politics in 2018 has not escaped the American Jewish rabbinate. With the High Holidays and their requisite sermons approaching,...

High Holiday Security Is Serious Business

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The High Holidays are a stressful time of year for those who work in synagogue security. For a few days in the fall, hundreds...