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Ohio city hires private investigator to observe synagogue

A private investigator observed a Cleveland-area synagogue during the High Holidays. Its worshippers are outraged.

Ohio city hires private investigator to observe synagogue

Closure to be imposed in Judea and Samaria over High Holidays

Passage will only be allowed in exceptional cases such as humanitarian or medical need during Jewish High Holidays this month.

Closure to be imposed in Judea and Samaria over High Holidays

Holiday memories

We all feel that it is not only those who are present that are commemorating the holiday, but also those who are no longer with us,

Holiday memories

Rabbi Cherlow prepares for Rosh Hashannah on the Temple Mount

Several Roshei Yeshivas visit Temple Mount today in preparation for the High Holidays.

Rabbi Cherlow prepares for Rosh Hashannah on the Temple Mount

Scattered by Hurricane Ida, the Jews of New Orleans prepare for High Holidays

'A very different situation than what we faced in Katrina,' says Jewish Federation's Arnie Fielkow.

Scattered by Ida, the Jews of New Orleans prepare for holidays

The secret to one prayer book's longevity

Why the Birnbaum High Holidays prayer book is still going strong after 70 years.

The secret to one prayer book's longevity

Rosh Hashanah in the IDF

"We're preparing 24/7 to make sure soldiers have an experience that is as close as possible to being at home."

Rosh Hashanah in the IDF

Another year, another political lecture from the pulpit?

Rabbis in the midst of preparing social-action sermons might want to reconsider their topics. Op-ed.

Another year, another political lecture from the pulpit?

These are the guidelines for High Holiday prayers

World Synagogue Organization issues guidelines for safe High Holiday prayers. Among the guidelines: Entry only for those thrice-vaccinated.

These are the guidelines for High Holiday prayers

Red light for synagogues; green light for events halls

Interior Minister orders preparations for outdoor prayer in small quorums on High Holidays, while events may have up to 500 attendees.

Red light for synagogues; green light for events halls

COVID Czar: Outline for safe High Holiday prayers

Prof. Nachman Ash calls on public to get vaccinated. 'The number of verified people reaches new highs every day.'

COVID Czar: Outline for safe High Holiday prayers

Delta variant forcing synagogues to re-evaluate High Holiday plans

Synagogues made COVID-safe High Holiday plans. Then came the Delta variant.

Delta variant forcing synagogues to re-evaluate holiday plans

Religious Affairs Min.: 'A single law for theaters and synagogues'

Religious Affairs Ministry formulating plan for synagogues during holiday season, promises single standard for all venues.

'A single law for theaters and synagogues'

Government preparing for lockdown during High Holidays

Document obtained from Prime Minister's Office reveals plans to impose stricter regulations over Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur.

Government preparing for lockdown during High Holidays

Inspiring the world from Jerusalem in an era of quarantine

2nd Torah Yerushalayim Experience: Amidst the uncertainty, OU Israel is offering 41 inspirational sessions from 48 world renown speakers.

Inspiring the world from Jerusalem in an era of quarantine

The Jewish High Holidays are anti-socialism

The High Holiday period is all about personal responsibility and choice, the antithesis of reliance on government. Op-ed.

The Jewish High Holidays are anti-socialism

Closure imposed on Judea, Samaria, and Gaza for High Holidays

IDF announces closure of crossings from PA-controlled territories and Gaza during Tishrei holidays following security assessment.

Closure imposed on Judea, Samaria, and Gaza for High Holidays

World Synagogue Organization: 'Better to pray outside during High Holidays'

'Infection rates are at their highest, spending lengthy amounts of time in synagogues may present a risk,' organization says.

'Better to pray outside'

Gamzu: No schools or malls

Coronavirus 'Czar' recommends no schools for entire month of the High Holidays, students to return only up to grade 4 after the holidays.

Gamzu: No schools or malls

Custom prayer books for shortened High Holidays service during COVID-19 crisis

Ohr Torah Stone releases special Machzorim for the upcoming High Holidays with condensed services during coronavirus pandemic.

Custom prayer books for shortened High Holidays service

Tel Aviv okays synagogue expansion on High Holy Days, allowing socially distant prayers

City of Tel Aviv to allow temporary expansion of local synagogues, allowing them to use nearby spaces so worshippers can social distance.

Tel Aviv okays synagogue expansion on High Holy Days

Rabbi David Lau: Find a solution to allow prayer in synagogues

Chief Rabbi Lau participates in Zoom meeting focused on coronavirus restrictions in synagogues, emphasizes most comply with guidelines.

Chief rabbi: Find a solution for synagogues

Preparing to hold holiday prayers - outside the synagogue

'We need to prepare for High Holidays so that we can provide everyone with what they need,' head of synagogue association tells Arutz Sheva.

Preparing to hold holiday prayers - outside

What will Israel's High Holiday prayer services look like during coronavirus?

Religious organizations prepare for High Holiday season, plan for large outdoor prayer gatherings.

What will Israel's holiday prayer services look like?

For the 1st time in Samaria: "Regional night of awakening"

'It's joyful and heartwarming to see Samarians gather together to strengthen themselves for the High Holidays.'

For the 1st time in Samaria: "Regional night of awakening"player

Watch: Hundreds of soldiers gather for selichot

Soldiers participate in evening of preparation for High Holidays in J'lem with 'Tzalash' organization.

Watch: Hundreds of soldiers gather for selichotplayer

General closure on Judea and Samaria over High Holidays

COGAT to impose general closure on Judea, Samaria, and Gaza crossings during Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.

General closure on Judea and Samaria over High Holidays

'Christians should protect synagogues over High Holidays'

Evangelical leader Laurie Cardoza-Moore calls on American Christians to 'stand vigil' outside synagogues to prevent anti-Semitic attacks.

'Christians should protect synagogues over High Holidays'

Listen: Yishai Ribo's latest about month before High Holidays

Israeli singer's new album includes songs with a pre-High Holiday vibe, including the titular song of the album: Elul Tsha"t.

Listen: Yishai Ribo's latest about month before High Holidaysplayer

'Our father, deal kindly with us'

R’ Pinchas Wolf and Shlomo Simcha release 'Tate Oy Tatenyu,' new rendition of High Holiday prayer 'Avinu Malkeinu.'

'Our father, deal kindly with us'player

Will Harvey's victims celebrate the upcoming Jewish holidays?

Jewish students, Chabad rabbis and a kosher salami company pitch in to help Houston.

Will Harvey's victims celebrate the upcoming Jewish holidays?

Obama: Jewish civil rights role can inspire

President Obama speaks to rabbis in a pre-High Holidays call.

Obama: Jewish role in civil rights can inspire healing

Letters to God delivered to Western Wall

Hundreds of letters addressed delivered to the Western Wall as is traditional before the High Holidays.

Letters to God delivered to Western Wall

Watch: Preemptive Police Exercise in Jerusalem

To ensure residents and visitors' safety during High Holidays, Jerusalem police simulate responding to emergency situations.

Watch: Preemptive Police Exercise Against Terror in Jerusalemplayer

Huge Crowds Expected at Ben Gurion for Holidays

Some 1.4 million travelers are expected to pass through Ben Gurion Airport into and out of Israel during the High Holiday period.

Huge Crowds Expected at Ben Gurion for High Holidays

Photo Essay: Slichot in Jerusalem

Hundreds gather at the Western Wall for penitential prayers days before the High Holidays begin.

Photo Essay: Slichot in Jerusalem

Gov't Wont' Clarify Position on Temple Mount

In Knesset session, Temple groups demanded to know if Jews would be allowed onto the Mount during the high holidays.

Gov't Refuses to Clarify Position on Temple Mount Discrimination