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News and updates about Rosh Hashana

Ukrainian refugees enjoy holiday programs from Yad L'achim

Yad L’achim runs Rosh Hashanah programs for thousands of Ukrainian, Russian refugees, helping to fend off missionaries.

Ukrainian refugees enjoy holiday programs from Yad L'achim

The Parsha and Current Events: Blessings for all mankind

On Rosh Hashanah the order of Hashem’s judicial overview begins with the Jews in Eretz Yisrael, and as we go, so goes the rest of humanity

The Parsha and Current Events: Blessings for all mankind

Yeshiva students learn Torah with prisoners

Students from Yeshivat Hakotel's hesder program visit Tsalmon Prison, learn Torah and dance with the prisoners.

Yeshiva students learn Torah with prisoners

Watch: Tashlich on the river banks in Uman

Non-Jewish EMT records Jews descending from Rbbi Nachman of Breslov's grave to perform Rosh Hashanah ritual in Uman.

Watch: Tashlich on the river banks in Umanplayer

Uman: 1,750 people treated at medical clinic

5 people taken to hospitals from clinic near Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's tomb on Rosh Hashanah.

Uman: 1,750 people treated at medical clinic

100 babies born on Rosh Hashanah at Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital

First baby of the year born to couple who immigrated from France. 'No greater happiness than starting new year with a new baby.'

100 babies born on Rosh Hashanah at Shaare Tzedek Hospital

Ashdod: Rosh Yeshiva collapses on first night of Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Michal David Rozovsky, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Vilkomer Yeshiva, in serious condition after collapsing during lecture to students.

Ashdod: Rosh Yeshiva collapses on first night of Rosh Hashanah

Number of Jewish worshipers on Temple Mount doubles from last Rosh Hashanah

Over 1,000 Jews visit Temple Mount as group of Arabs barricade themselves inside Al Aqsa Mosque and launch fireworks at them.

Number of Jewish worshipers on Temple Mount doubles

Riots in eastern Jerusalem over Rosh Hashanah

False reports circulated on social media of threats to Al Aqsa Mosque with intention of inciting conflict between rioters, security forces.

Riots in eastern Jerusalem over Rosh Hashanah

Shana Tova from Israel National News!

Wishing a happy New Year to all our readers. News coverage ends this evening for two days, resumes Tuesday evening.

Shana Tova from Israel National News!

Canadian Prime Minister: Shana Tova U’metuka!

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau hails the contribution of Jewish communities to Canada in a statement in honor of Rosh Hashanah.

'Shana Tova U’metuka!'player

Bahraini Embassy wishes Shana Tova

Bahraini Embassy in Israel: May this new coming year bring peace, prosperity and happiness to all.

Bahraini Embassy wishes Shana Tova

Pelosi: On behalf of the United States Congress, Shana Tova!

House Speaker in Rosh Hashanah statement: This Rosh Hashanah, let us all renew our resolve to stamp out hate.

'On behalf of the United States Congress, Shana Tova!'

British PM on Rosh Hashanah: I will always be on your side

British Prime Minister Liz Truss vows to back Israel, fight antisemitism in Rosh Hashanah message.

'I will always be on your side'player

427 people treated for medical emergencies in Uman ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Thousands visit tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov despite warnings not to come due to Russia's war on Ukraine.

427 people treated for medical emergencies in Uman

Antisemitic cartoon played on train to Uman

Thousands of hasidim defy warnings to stay away from Uman this year due to ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.

Antisemitic cartoon played on train to Umanplayer

Blowing the Shofar and crowning God our King

How fortunate and privileged we are to accept upon ourselves the majesty of the King of kings on Rosh Hashanah

Blowing the Shofar and crowning God our King

President Herzog: Let us help each other to be inscribed in the Book of Life - together

In honor of Rosh Hashanah, President Isaac Herzog has released a festive greeting to Jewish communities around the world.

'Let us help each other to be inscribed in the Book of Life'player

Who will we be a year from now?

Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira, zt"l,  the Admor (Hasidic rebbe) from Piaseczno. had a special approach to Rosh Hashanah's challenges..

Who will we be a year from now?

Is Rosh Hashanah on the wrong day?

The answer depends on which anniversary the holiday is meant to recognize.

Is Rosh Hashanah on the wrong day?

What did God really want at the Binding of Isaac?

God is saying"Offer up Isaac" and "Don’t offer up Isaac". Which is the real voice of God? And how do we deal with fear of the year ahead?

What did God really want at the Binding of Isaac?

Watch: Slichot service at the Western Wall

Thousands attend prayers on the eve of Rosh Hashanah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

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In the shadow of Hurricane Fiona, Puerto Rico's Jews prepare for Rosh Hashanah

Reeling from Hurricane Fiona, Puerto Rican Jews prepare for a post-storm Rosh Hashanah — again.

Puerto Rico's Jews prepare for Rosh Hashanah

Defying Ukraine’s warnings, thousands of Hasidic pilgrims arrive in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Ukrainian government urges pilgrims to Uman to wait until after war is over, but some 2,000 visitors have already arrived ahead of holiday.

Thousands of Hasidic pilgrims arrive in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Moses' words in Nitzavim: Prelude to Rosh Hashanah

Since Moshe said “all of you” why did he add "your heads, your Tribes, your elders and your officers, every man of Israel; your infants..."?

Moses' words in  Nitzavim: Prelude to Rosh Hashanah

'Shofar in The Park' program returns for Rosh Hashanah

Ohr Torah Stone's Yachad Program and Tzohar Rabbinical Organization plan hundreds of outdoor events for the High Holidays.

'Shofar in The Park' program returns for Rosh Hashanah

Biden to host first-ever White House Rosh Hashanah party

White House to host Rosh Hashanah reception on Friday after the Jewish new year.

Biden to host first-ever White House Rosh Hashanah party

Hungarian Pres. tours historic synagogue ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Hungarian President Katalin Novák tours historic Mád Synagogue in presidential visit in honor of the Jewish New Year.

Hungarian Pres. tours historic synagogue ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Lapid to hold annual Rosh Hashanah toast in Jerusalem Theater instead of his office

Prime Minister's Office will hold its annual Rosh Hashanah toast in the Jerusalem Theater, and not in it its own building.

Lapid to hold annual Rosh Hashanah toast in Jerusalem Theater

Hatzalah prepares for Rosh Hashanah pilgrims in Uman

Israeli, American, and Ukrainian governments have warned Jewish pilgrims not to visit Uman due to danger of war with Russia.

Hatzalah prepares for Rosh Hashanah pilgrims in Uman

Heightened tensions expected: Thousands of police to secure Jerusalem during holidays

Border policemen, police, and volunteers expected to patrol and keep the peace as city hosts massive holiday events

Thousands of police to secure Jerusalem during holidays

This Rosh Hashanah, be open to unity with differences

Most people would say unity without differences is preferable, but Judaism underlines unity with differences.

This Rosh Hashanah, open up to unity with differences

Rabbi: Don't eat apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Benzion Mutzafi to student: Cook fruits and vegetables in sugar, instead of eating apples dipped in honey.

Rabbi: Don't eat apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah insights - Is all well?

Ask yourfself: Is it well with you? with your family? with your community?

Rosh Hashanah insights - Is all well?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth and the concept of kingdom

shorts of God that will soon be said on Rosh Hashana are in terms of His Kingdom. What is it that this concept adds to humankind?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth and the concept of kingdom

Twice-convicted criminal Berland permitted to fly to Uman

Cult leader must post deposit of hundreds of thousands of shekels before leaving.

Twice-convicted criminal Berland permitted to fly to Uman

Arab leader warns of violent clashes on the Temple Mount on Rosh Hashanah

"The Jews are going to sacrifice animals and desecrate Al-Aqsa," claims Sheikh Kamal Khatib.

Arab leader warns of Temple Mount violence on Rosh Hashanah

Ukrainian MP: Come to Uman for Rosh Hashanah, but please don't come early

'We have a brutal and bloody war, but we're not closing our borders - we respect your tradition,' Ukraine MP Artem Nahayevskyi says.

Ukrainian MP: Come to Uman, but please don't come early

Four mezuzahs torn down at Indiana University since Rosh Hashanah

Increase in anti-Semitic incidents since beginning of Jewish new year spurs campus Hillel to create anti-Semitism prevention task force.

Four mezuzahs torn down at Indiana Uni since Rosh Hashanah

U of Wisconsin profs apologize for scheduling first day of classes on Rosh Hashanah

After months of criticism, University of Wisconsin profs apologize for scheduling first day of classes on Rosh Hashanah.

U of Wisconsin profs apologize for start date on Rosh Hashanah