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News and updates about New Year

Standing together at the start of the New Year, moving upward on the Fast of Gedaliah

Among the Israeli Jewish public there is a clear and absolute majority in favor of national and traditional identity,

Standing together at the start of the New Year and Tzom Gedaliah

The last Shabbat of the year

We complain that kids are going off the derech but do we ever take a good, honest look at ourselves? Op-ed.

The last Shabbat of the year

Thoughts for the end of summer and the new school year

The first day of school, the first week of Elul, and how we can work on the road leading from our head to our hearts and tongues.

Thoughts for the end of summer and the new school year

Pres. Herzog: 'We must make space for stories of 1.2 million Russian-speaking Israelis'

On New Year’s Eve, President Isaac Herzog and the First Lady send a special Novy God greeting to Russian-speaking Israelis.

'We must make space for stories of 1.2m Russian Israelis'

What Creation can teach us about New Year's Resolutions

When Hashem created the world, He embedded clues for how to start, continue and finish a project-clues that we can use in the New Year.

What Creation can teach us about New Year's Resolutions

2020 hindsight

If 2020 was supposed to be a year of high visual acuity and clarity, it failed miserably. Opinion.

2020 hindsight

What is Hashem planning for His people in Eretz Yisrael in 5781

Nothing of significance has ever evolved or will evolve without implicit or covert implications for the Jewish people.

What is Hashem planning for His people in Eretz Yisrael in 5781

Sivan Rahav-Meir/ The Daily Portion / A little commitment

The soul, too, needs a new garment for the holidayץ It is called commitment.

Sivan Rahav-Meir/ The Daily Portion / A little commitment

Marking time

The moments of our lives...do we control our calendar or does it control us?

Marking time

The Daily Portion / We are important

Every one of us is unique and has a part to play in the life of the nation.

The Daily Portion / We are important

The Daily Portion - Turning dreams into reality

If we plan how to carry them out, the New Year can see the dreams we have in our hearts come to pass.

The Daily Portion - Turning dreams into reality

Exiled Syrian director sends New Year's greetings to Israelis

Writer and Director Kamal Alhasson blesses "our Israeli brothers" with "a year of peace, security and victory over Iran."

Exiled Syrian director sends New Year's greetings to Israelis

About 9 million residents in Israel

Jewish population numbers about 6.744 million (74.2% of total population); Arab population - about 1.907 million (21%).

About 9 million residents in Israel

Happy New Year from around the Jewish world

Jewish Agency conveys wishes from around Jewish world for a happy New Year. At year's end, world Jewish population stands at 14.8 million.

Happy New Year from around the Jewish worldplayer

President Rivlin calls for mutual respect in New Year message

In a recorded greeting marking the civil New Year, President Reuven Rivlin issued a call for 2017 to be a year of “mutual respect".

President Rivlin calls for mutual respect in New Year messageplayer

'Conflict not a war against religion, but hate'

Rivlin meets with Christian leaders in Israel ahead of New Years' to emphasize Israel's value of free speech, religion.

'Conflict here not a war against religion, but against hate'

Watch: The IDF Wishes a Happy New Year 2015

The IDF celebrates 2015 in style, holding a special night drill to wish its supporters a happy new year.

Watch: The IDF Wishes a Happy New Year 2015player

Rabbi David Avraham Spektor Passes Away

The rabbi, who was close to Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, died Monday after a long battle with cancer.

Rabbi David Avraham Spektor of Beit Shemesh Passes Away

Number One Names: Itai for a Boy, Noa for a Girl

Interior Ministry's Population Registry released their statistics on the Hebrew Calendar Year of 5773.

5773's Number One Names: Itai if it's a Boy, Noa if it's a Girl

Divine Partnership for the New Year

Divine Partnership for the New Year

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.

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