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.
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 in to something, however, that commitment can last a lifetime.
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.
The week before Rosh Hashanah we recite the Selichot in the early morning, a series of penitential prayers and liturgy.
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By Tzippy Koltenyuk
The Story of the Farmer from Kfar Gideon
By Aryeh Leib Hurwitz
Chazan Aryeh Leib Hurwitz presents an awe-inspiring cantorial rendition of the iconic High Holidays prayer of ‘Unetanneh 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".
By Aryeh Weinstein
Rosh Hashanah is like brain surgery. Every little action can have an enormous impact.
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)
By Tzvi Freeman
Yes, it is true that Rosh Hashanah is a very serious day. But is it meant to be frightening?
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?
This is the strange but true story of a great scholar who turned coachman in his declining years, because…
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.
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.
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.
By Esther Rosen