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If a Ceiling Could Talk

By Chaya Shuchat
First, there are agonizing hours of wavering and uncertainty. Then comes a sudden, almost breathtaking shift in perspective that makes the right decision stunningly clear.

Who Let the Kids In?

By Elisha Greenbaum
Adults are hit-and-miss: they might be inspired for a while, but their excitement often dissipates just as quickly. When a child buys into something, however, that commitment can last a lifetime.

Nitzavim-Vayelech in a Nutshell

The diverse unity of Israel, the practicality of Torah, the future redemption, freedom of choice . . . Also: The last day of Moses’ life, the Torah is put in writing, a disheartening prediction and an encouraging promise.

Selichot 101

The week before Rosh Hashanah we recite the Selichot, a series of penitential prayers and liturgy, in the early morning.

Rosh Hashanah Minisite

Your one-stop shop for Rosh Hashanah: guides, info, stories, essays, teachings, recipes, inspiration, videos and so much more!

On the Seventh Year, Zev Rests

By Tzippy Koltenyuk
The story of the farmer from Kfar Gideon

A Chazan Sings: Unesanneh Tokef

By Aryeh Leib Hurwitz
Chazan Aryeh Leib Hurwitz presents an awe-inspiring cantorial rendition of the iconic High Holidays prayer of Unesanneh Tokef, in which we describe the awesome Day of Judgment wherein the fate of all of creation is judged—“written on Rosh Hashanah and sealed on Yom Kippur.”

You’re Playing With Something Delicate!

By Aryeh Weinstein
Rosh Hashanah is like brain surgery. Every little action can have an enormous impact.

The Nation That Dwells Alone

Yitzchak Rabin was prime minister of Israel, and served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States in the early 1970s. In 1972 he was sent to convey Israel’s blessings to the Rebbe in honor of his 70th birthday, and left with a challenging message. (1972)

How Dare You Make Rosh Hashanah Sound Nice!

By Tzvi Freeman
Yes, it is true that Rosh Hashanah is a very serious day. But is it meant to be frightening?

Why an Apple in Honey?

By Baruch S. Davidson
Why was the apple specifically chosen from all other fruits that are also sweet—why not, say, a peach or a mango dipped in honey?

The Coachman

This is the strange but true story of a great scholar who turned coachman in his declining years, because . . .

New Year, New Person

By Elana Mizrahi
Leah was unhappy and frustrated at work. Her husband was also miserable with his job. Ever since they got married, they lived in the same apartment, had the same jobs. Everything was the same. They were stuck and unhappy.

E‑Mail in the Sky

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe
Once words are in print, they feel very permanent. Once you put it out there, it’s out there; you can’t take it back.

Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

By Miriam Szokovski
In this dessert, the tart pomegranate syrup and fresh seeds provide the perfect contrast to the rich chocolate and sweet shortbread crust.

Happy & Sweet New Year

By Esther Rosen

A Welcome Addition to Jewish Student Life in Paris

by Menachem Posner,
A Chabad House serving business students has created a safe place to observe and grow in one's Judaism despite the anti-Semitism that has roiled many parts of France.

Celebs Support Eco-Friendly Jewish Campus in Booming Portland

By Mordechai Lightstone
Brand-new day-school facilities in a unique Oregon city proud of its 'weirdness'

Chabad Campus Rabbi to Become First Bearded Chaplain in U.S. Air Force

By Mordechai Lightstone,
Road to the armed forces, says Rabbi Eli Estrin, was a “logical extension” of his service to the Jewish community

What Do Chabad on Campus Emissaries Do Over Summer Vacation?

By Karen Schwartz,
Quite a lot: from leading Israel trips to visiting alumni to teaching at camp and cooking in barbecue contests

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On Friday, September 19, 2014,
Light Shabbat Candles at 6:38 PM

Torah Reading: Nitzavim-Vayelech
Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30

Halachic Times for Conejo Valley

Latest Shema 9:44 AM
Shekia (Sunset) 6:57 PM
Tzeit (nightfall) 7:29 PM

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