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Shana Tova from Arutz Sheva!

Wishing a happy new year to all our readers; news updates end this evening for two days, restart Tuesday evening.Arutz Sheva, 10/3/2016, 1:00 AM

Watch: Shana Tova from President Obama

President Obama reflects on his work with the Jewish community during his time in office, as he wishes the Jewish people a happy new year.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/2/2016, 6:54 PM

The power of light: New art and light video for Rosh Hashanah

Watch a new moving art and music video of Judaica symbolism. Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 10/2/2016, 1:37 PM

Israel's population reaches 8.58 million

Israel will have a population of 8.585 million citizens this Rosh Hashanah, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.JTA, 9/28/2016, 1:39 AM

Security officials urge business-as-usual for Jewish holidays

US security officials and Jewish community leaders prepare for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur in the face of rising terror threat.JTA, 9/26/2016, 2:47 PM

Ben Gurion airport prepares for mass flights to Uman.

Airport authorities are preparing for the yearly mass flights to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav in the Ukrainian town of Uman.Yoel Domb, 9/25/2016, 3:34 PM

Watch: Givati soldiers wake up early for Slichot services

Reserve soldier films his friends making sure to wake up at dawn for Slichot ahead of grueling training exercises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2016, 10:32 AM

Top 10 Gift Picks for Rosh Hashanah 5777

Rosh Hashanah is just a few weeks away, so by our count it’s time to get ready. This is our list of seasonal favorites for last yearArutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2016, 12:39 PM

5 feel-good stories that will echo into the Jewish New Year

Before the shofar blowing begins, here are five Israeli stories that should echo into 5777 and beyond.Andrew Tobin, 9/6/2016, 1:44 AM

'Ni hao' - President welcomes Israeli player for Chinese team

Peres: Football is an international language, it does not matter if you speak Hebrew, Arabic or Chinese, everyone has a place on the field.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2016, 1:39 PM

IDF prepares to demolish home of Rosh Hashana terrorist

IDF forces prepare to demolish home of Arab rock-thrower responsible for the death of Alexander Levlovich on Rosh Hasahana eve.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2016, 1:52 PM

Terror Victim's Killers Charged with Manslaughter, Not Murder

Five Arab teens behind rock attack which killed Alexander Levlovich on Rosh Hasahana eve indicted in Jerusalem.Cynthia Blank, 10/15/2015, 10:42 AM

Four Arabs Arrested over Murder of Israeli Grandfather

Four Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem confess to rock-throwing attack which killed Alexander Levlovich on Rosh Hashanah.Uzi Baruch, 9/26/2015, 8:19 PM

Four Arabs Indicted for Rosh Hashanah Rock Throwing

Jerusalem prosecutors filed four indictments against individuals arrested for throwing rocks in Jerusalem over the Rosh Hashanah holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2015, 6:21 PM

Missing Israeli in Uman: Danger Rising by the Minute

ZAKA official describes desperate search 'leaving no stone unturned,' details dangers in forest as fears for life of epileptic Israeli grow.Benny Toker, 9/17/2015, 6:26 PM

Searches Intensify for Missing Israeli in Uman

Foreign Ministry and ZAKA join searches for Amir Ohana, the missing Israeli in Ukraine as wife asks public to help pray for his return.Cynthia Blank, 9/17/2015, 11:23 AM

A Starting Point For Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur force us to get real with what we truly want.Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 9/17/2015, 4:13 AM

Israeli Man Missing in Uman

Ukrainian authorities focusing on search for a body as Israeli man goes missing among 45,000 Rosh Hashanah visitors.Haim Lev, 9/16/2015, 11:08 PM

Furious Jerusalemites Protest Lethal Rock Attack

Over 100 residents take to streets at site of lethal Arab attack that murdered local. Bereaved son: 'that rock changed the path of my life.'Ari Yashar, Hezki Baruch, 9/15/2015, 11:29 PM

Watch: Preparing for the Holidays with Musician Shlomo Katz

Musician Shlomo Katz talks about this special holiday period, his new album, and what it's like to write in Hebrew for the first time.Yoni Kempinski, 9/13/2015, 7:20 PM

'Shana Tova', Tweets Iranian President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes to Twitter to wish Jews a Happy New Year.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/13/2015, 6:31 PM

Thousands Delayed On Their Way to Uman

Tens of thousands of Israelis, as well as Jews from around the world, were in Uman Sunday to celebrate Rosh HashanahMoshe Cohen, 9/13/2015, 5:59 PM

Netanyahu Urges Jewish Unity on Rosh Hashanah

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu encourages Jews to unite around the 'one and only Jewish state' amidst 'slander' against Israel.Tova Dvorin, 9/13/2015, 2:17 PM

Vladimir Putin Wishes Russian Jews a 'Shana Tova'

Russian President waxes philosophical about Judaism in New Year greeting, praises Jewish values for 'aspiring to transcendence.'Tova Dvorin, 9/13/2015, 11:32 AM

British PM Slams Anti-Semitism in Rosh Hashanah Greeting

British PM David Cameron sends 'very best wishes' to Jewish community in Britain and around the world in honor of new year.Cynthia Blank, 9/13/2015, 10:55 AM

Traffic Police Deployed En Masse for Rosh Hashanah

Israel will see three major waves of traffic on Rosh Hashanah eve, police say: between 10:30 and 1; 4 and 8; and 10:30 to midnight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2015, 10:08 AM

5775: How Many Were Born and What Are the Most Common Names?

As a new Jewish Year is about to begin, the Population and Immigration Authority summarizes the outgoing one.Uzi Baruch, 9/13/2015, 5:07 AM

Dust Storm to Disappear Before Rosh Hashanah

Weather forecasters says Rosh Hashanah to be clear and comfortable, with slight drop in temperature.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2015, 8:12 PM

Watch: Shana Tova from President Obama

President Obama extends his warm wishes to Jews around the world for Rosh Hashanah.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/11/2015, 11:37 PM

Championship Game on Rosh Hashana is 'Spit in Our Face'

Minister Ariel slams FIBA decision to have Israeli national team play Italy in finals on Jewish New Year, notes 'whiff of anti-Semitism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2015, 11:20 AM

Watch: President Rivlin Sends English Rosh Hashana Greeting

Israel's President offers Jews around the world a sweet new year, calling on them to work together to make Israel stronger.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2015, 3:00 PM

The Universal Rosh Hashana: Praying for all Humanity

Blood Moons & the End of the World: A Jewish Approach to the Apocalypse.Rabbi Chaim Richman, 9/8/2015, 10:52 PM

European Jews Afraid to Reveal Jewishness

Over 85% of European Jewry won't attend Rosh Hashana services for fear of anti-Semitism.Haim Lev, 9/8/2015, 8:08 PM

What Will IDF Soldiers be Eating on Rosh Hashana?

Hundreds of tons of meat, as well as traditional apples and honey will be delivered to dozens of IDF bases across Israel for the new year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2015, 5:22 PM

Help Israel's Poorest Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with Dignity

Yad Ezra V’Shulamit restores dignity to Jewish families with a weekly distribution of 3,000 food baskets in cities throughout Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2015, 2:48 PM

Netanyahu: 'Today We Have a Country' to Combat Anti-Semitism

Prime Minister expresses gratitude to Foreign Ministry officials for working hard to combat lies and slanders against Israel worldwide.Cynthia Blank, 9/3/2015, 2:50 PM

Give a New Year Gift of Hope to Impoverished Families

A staggering 1.6 million Israelis live under the poverty line - this Rosh Hashana they need your help more than ever.Daniela Berkowitz, 9/2/2015, 6:02 PM

2015 Rosh Hashanah Gift Guide: Israeli Artists Showcase

This Rosh Hashana, support Israel and discover some of the country's most talented judaica artists.Judaicai Web Store, 9/1/2015, 12:57 PM

The Other Side to Rosh Hashanah

Stories and questions about the holiday.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/31/2015, 2:19 PM

Judea-Samaria Mayors Snub Ya'alon's New Year's Toast

A ceremony planned last minute as well as anger at Moshe Ya'alon could be why so many mayors refused to attend Defense Ministry toast.Hezki Baruch, 8/26/2015, 3:49 PM

Watch: Thousands at the Kotel for First Night of Selichot

Sights and sounds: Worshipers flock to Western Wall for first night of penitential prayers leading up to High Holy Days.Eliran Aharon, 8/17/2015, 12:02 PM

Baby Boom: Record Number of Women Give Birth on Rosh Hashanah

Over four times as many women give birth at Bnei Brak's Maayanei Yeshua hospital during Jewish New Year than annual average.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2014, 6:31 PM

Rosh Hashanah Arab Arson on Towns North of Jerusalem

Molotov cocktails used to light blaze adjacent to Dolev, security barrier of Psagot lit; latest in string of Arab arson attacks on region.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 9/29/2014, 2:00 PM

Ben Gurion Airport Sees Highest-Ever Traffic Over Holidays

Holiday travel sky-high: 521 aircraft to depart, arrive at Israel's airport in 24 hours - a new record.Tova Dvorin, 9/28/2014, 1:00 PM

UK Soccer Club Pulls Rosh Hashanah Tweet Amid Racist Backlash

Liverpool FC deletes tweet wishing Jewish fans a happy new year after a hail of anti-Semitic abuse.Ari Soffer, 9/28/2014, 11:22 AM

Shana Tova from Arutz Sheva

Updates will end for a three-day period starting from Wednesday evening and will resume on Saturday night with the end of Shabbat, 9/25/2014, 12:56 AM

Southern Residents Fear Hamas Rosh Hashana 'Surprise'

Kfar Aza resident tells Arutz Sheva he will be one of the few staying home for holidays, hopes for no surprise 'like Yom Kippur War.'Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 9/24/2014, 8:01 AM

Watch: Obama, Cameron Wish Jews Happy New Year

US and UK leaders extend felicitations for Rosh Hashana in video messages with a common theme against anti-Semitism.Ari Yashar, 9/23/2014, 11:08 PM

5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

How you can help give the more than 1.5 million Israelis in poverty a truly happy New Year.Harel Robinson, 9/22/2014, 2:05 PM

Huge Increase in Demand for IDF Holiday Prayer Services

To help satisfy the huge demand for holiday services, a group of Hesder graduates is sending volunteers to IDF bases.Moshe Cohen, 9/18/2014, 12:50 PM

Southern Residents Flee Amid Fears of Hamas Rosh Hashana Attack

Renewed mortar fire and renewed terror tunnel building means many Jews near Gaza will leave for holidays - and may never return.Ari Yashar, 9/17/2014, 11:24 AM

Rabbi Forbids Dieting Over Festive Period

Jewish weight-watchers beware...!Ari Soffer, 9/15/2014, 4:10 PM

Synagogue Attendance for Rosh Hashana Expected to Grow

Far more Israelis will be in synagogue than at national parks over the three-day Rosh Hashana holiday, says an expert.Yaakov Levi, 9/14/2014, 10:44 PM

Top Rosh Hashana Gifts for 2014

Promotional content: Stuck for ideas for the perfect New Year's Gift?Arik Barel, 8/28/2014, 8:56 PM

Chief Rabbi Lau Asks Rabbis: Don't Fight over Shemittah

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi speaks at conference of 400 rabbis about upcoming shemittah sabbatical year, which raises controversial issues.Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 8:27 PM

After Rosh Hashana, Countdown to Yom Kippur

No unusual events were registered during the long holiday weekend. Ten Days of Teshuva begin.Arutz Sheva, 9/7/2013, 8:27 PM

Iran's President Sends Jews a Rosh Hashanah Greeting

In a surprising move, Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani tweets a Rosh Hashanah greeting for Jews.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/5/2013, 1:20 AM