Rosh Hashanah In The News

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Every year, thousands of men abandon their families on the High Holidays to prostrate the grave of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in the Ukrainian town of Uman. Is there a moral or Halakhic problem with this practice? (Ynetnews)

Israeli acute paralysis virus take aims at Rosh Hashanah observance. (Haaretz)

A talk with Maurice Kamins, who “estimates that he has crafted between 150 and 200 shofars since he began making them in the late 1980s.� The sound that the shofar gives when blown is triggered, for the first time, by a belt sander.(Jewish SF)

A collection of Rosh Hashanah links for kids. (NJ Jewish News)

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent out Rosh Hashanah cards and now there’s a small stink. (Haaretz)

Rabbi Benjamin Lau sets forth two elements of the holiday which “may seem to be contradictory, but together they give Rosh Hashanah its unique character.� (Haaretz)
 

Posted on September 26, 2008

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