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Words of Torah for Rosh Hashana

Lakewood's Rabbi Yitzchak Elbaum shares his insights into the upcoming period of celebration, reflection and repentance.Arutz Sheva, 9/4/2013, 12:20 PM

Netanyahu's New Year Message: 'We've Defied the Laws of History'

PM Netanyahu wishes Jews all over the world a happy new year, says Israel "remains an oasis" in the Middle East.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/4/2013, 10:10 AM

PM: No One Had Better Violate Our Rosh Hashana Peace

Prime Minister Netanyahu urged Israelis to relax during the coming three day holiday, warning Israel's neighbors not to violate the calmnessDavid Lev, 9/2/2013, 1:50 PM

In Pictures: Prayer and Repentance at the Western Wall

Saturday night marked the start of the recital of "selichot" prayers for Ashkenazic Jews throughout the world.Ari Soffer and Yoni Kempinsky, 9/1/2013, 12:21 PM

Meir Panim Makes the Holiday Possible for Needy Israelis

Pre-paid food cards aim to grant families in need "the dignity to make their celebrations special and joyful.”Daniela Feldman, 8/27/2013, 1:41 PM

‘Women of the Wall’ to Get Separate Prayer Area

Minister Bennett hopes to solve Kotel clashes with a separate prayer space for non-traditional worship.Maayana Miskin, 8/25/2013, 2:42 PM

Aish Hatorah in New Rosh Hashanah Music Video

Jerusalem yeshiva releases new music video with holiday meaning, breakdancing., 8/25/2013, 1:27 PM

Ministry: Pomegranates Not Just for Rosh Hashana

Israel has become a "pomegranate power," exporting thousands of tons of fruit annuallyDavid Lev, 8/18/2013, 10:48 PM

‘Celebrity Rabbi’ Nixes Uman Trips: It’s Forbidden

Rabbi Avi Zarki slams annual pilgrimage to Ukraine. ‘The spiritual boost is not real.’Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2013, 9:46 AM

Plenty of Apples, But Honey Weak as Rosh Hashana Approaches

This year, there are more and better quality apples on trees in the Galilee and Golan this year than last, apple industry insiders saidDavid Lev, 8/12/2013, 10:19 PM

Disappearing Bees Means Less Rosh Hashana Honey

With Rosh Hashana coming up, honey sales are taking their annual upward tick - but due to a lack of bees, there is less honey to go aroundDavid Lev, 8/11/2013, 8:26 PM

Gov't Refuses to Clarify Position on Temple Mount Discrimination

In Knesset session, Temple groups demanded to know if Jews would be allowed onto the Mount during the high holidays.Gil Ronen, 8/11/2013, 5:01 PM

Musician Reschedules UK Tour Due to Jewish Holidays

Musician Leonard Cohen has rescheduled two dates on his UK tour after realizing they fell out on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.Rina Tzvi , 7/2/2013, 9:19 PM

Netanyahu: Israel is an Island of Stability

Prime Minister toasts New Year with Likud members, is optimistic that government will last.Gil Ronen, 9/20/2012, 11:02 PM

E-Mail 'Nagger' Helps You Keep Rosh Hashannah Vows

A group of rabbis have devised a new e-mail alert service aimed at reminding people to keep their Rosh Hashannah resolutions. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/19/2012, 1:25 PM

Putin Greets Russian Jews for Rosh Hashannah

In a Rosh Hashannah greeting to Russian Jews, President Vladimir Putin praised the holiday and the values of Judaism.David Lev, 9/18/2012, 11:12 PM

Synagogues, Holy Places Full on Rosh Hashannah

Hundreds of thousands of Jews worshiped at synagogues all throughout the country in honor of Rosh HashannahDavid Lev, 9/18/2012, 8:26 PM

Photos: Israeli Couple Weds in Uman, Ukraine

Israeli couple weds in Uman, Ukraine, the first time that a wedding takes place at the tomb of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/17/2012, 12:13 AM

Abbas Calls Peres to Wish a Happy New Year

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas calls President Shimon Peres, wishes Israelis a Happy New Year.Elad Benari, 9/14/2012, 5:16 AM

Obama: Let's Renew the Bond with Israel

President Obama says the Jewish New Year is a time to "renew the unbreakable bond we share with our friends and allies."Elad Benari, 9/14/2012, 1:43 AM

Jerusalem: IDF has 'Attainable' Option against Iran

Israel has a military option that it can implement "independently, without American assistance," say sources.Gil Ronen, 9/13/2012, 8:48 PM

EU Rosh Hashanah Greetings Warn of Rise of Anti-Semitism

In Rosh Hashana greetings, President of the European Commission warned of rise of anti-Semitism due to the economic problems in Europe.Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/13/2012, 12:02 PM

A Rosh Hashannah Message From the President

The following is a satirical take on the President’s Foreign Policy. Larry Domnitch, 9/12/2012, 9:12 AM

Peres Extends New Years Wishes to Jews Worldwide

President Shimon Peres has extended his New Year’s greetings to the Jewish communities in the Diaspora. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/9/2012, 4:05 PM

Video: Slichot - Carlebach Style, and at the Kotel

As Ashkenazi Jews began reciting "Slichot", a musical service was held in Jerusalem and thousands prayed at the Western Wall..Hezki Baruch, 9/9/2012, 9:22 AM

400 Rams Horns to Awaken IDF Repentance

The IDF rabbinate has purchased 400 rams horns, used to arouse Jews to repent during the months of Elul and Tishrei. Maayana Miskin, 9/7/2012, 1:37 PM

Video Song for Rosh HaShanah: Set Your Soul Free

Aish HaTorah Yeshiva has posted a new video song by English-speaking students, around the theme, “Your life can be so beautiful.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/4/2012, 1:55 PM

ADL: 'Think Security' During High Holidays

ADL is reaching out to synagogues and Jewish communities across the country, providing them with security information prior to High HolidaysRachel Hirshfeld , 8/30/2012, 8:03 PM

Rav Ovadia’s New Year’s Prayer: Destroy Enemy Iran

Former Chief Rabbi Yosef asks Jews to pray on Rosh HaShanah for G-d to destroy Israel’s enemies, especially Iran and Hizbullah.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/26/2012, 9:45 AM

IDF Bases Receive 'Special Forces’ for Holiday Prayers

IDF bases are being beefed up with “Special Forces” of yeshiva students who will blow the shofar and help lead High Holiday prayers. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/22/2012, 8:47 AM

Israelis Consume 2,000 Tons of Honey in Tishrei

Israelis this year will consume 2,000 tons of honey during the Hebrew month of Tishrei.Chana Ya'ar, 9/28/2011, 12:38 PM

PM Netanyahu's Greetings for Rosh Hashana 5772

Prime Minister Netanyahu wished the world Shana Tova saying the true place under the sun for Jews is the Land of Israel. A7 Staff, 9/27/2011, 9:42 PM

Rabbi: This Year, We Need Special Prayers

The Jewish people is particularly in need of divine mercy this year, says former chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron.Maayana Miskin, 9/27/2011, 3:51 PM

Peres: Danger Afoot in New Year, But Also Opportunities

In his New Year's message released Thursday, President Shimon Peres exuded optimism and hope for a better 5772, despite risks.David Lev, 9/22/2011, 3:38 PM

US Shortage of Kosher Meat Looms for Rosh Hashanah

Some US distributors of kosher meat already are stocking up supplies for Rosh Hashanah because of fears there will not be enough meat. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/14/2011, 8:05 AM

Feeding Israel's Children for the Holidays

A central pillar of the Israeli Jewish world made sure last week that 2,500 families were able to celebrate the Rosh HaShanah holiday with joy.Israel National News Staff, 9/12/2010, 11:03 AM

Rosh HaShanah: Sound of the Shofar Heralds Month of Holidays

The sonorous call of the ram's horn will herald the start of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year Wednesday evening and nearly a month of holidays.Chana Ya'ar, 9/8/2010, 12:01 PM

Obama: We Should Encourage Those Who Work Towards Peace

President Barack Obama greets the Jewish people in honor of Rosh HashanahElad Benari, 9/8/2010, 12:44 AM

'Free Prayer' Across America for Rosh HaShanah

As Jews around the world prepare for the Rosh HaShana New Year's holiday, North American families have more low-cost synagogue options than ever.Chana Ya'ar, 9/7/2010, 7:53 PM

Farmers Extend New Year's Help to Yeshiva Students

Agriculturalists and a food chain are assisting the cash-strapped Zionist High Yeshivas for Rosh HaShana.Yoni Kempinski and Gil Ronen, 9/7/2010, 4:42 PM

President Peres Blesses Jews for a Good and Sweet Year

President Peres sends a Rosh HaShanah New Year’s greeting to all of the People of Israel for a year of peace, prosperity and security.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/7/2010, 9:12 AM

Letter-Writing Campaigns Gain Steam

In honor of the Jewish New Year, letters and cards are sought for lone soldiers, Gilad Shalit and Jonathan Pollard.Hillel Fendel, 9/6/2010, 4:59 PM

Asking G-d for Forgiveness

Ashkenazi Jews began reciting the Selichot prayers on Saturday night, asking G-d for forgiveness. Sephardic Jews began nearly a month ago.Chana Ya'ar, 9/4/2010, 11:02 PM

Reaching Out to the Needy on Rosh Hashanah

Israeli organizations strive to give everyone a festive Rosh Hashanah with food packages for needy families.Maayana Miskin, 9/3/2010, 12:51 PM

'Hitler Youth' Synagogue Restored to Jews in Poland

After decades of remaining empty, a synagogue in Poland formerly used by the “Hitler Youth” (Hitlerjugend) reopened for the Jewish New Year.Hana Levi Julian, 9/21/2009, 2:09 PM

High Holidays on a Low Budget

An American-born, Israeli-trained financial coordinator has some advice for getting through the expensive High Holiday stretch on a tight budget.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 9/15/2009, 11:01 AM

The Laws of Repentance

Elul is the month of repentance. With the end of the year fast approaching, the time to make a personal accounting has arrived. Rabbi Eliezer Melammed, 8/7/2010, 11:48 AM