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Shofar: A Blast in Three Dimensions

Shofar  It is a positive mitzvah of the Torah to hear the blast of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, as it is stated:1 “it shall be a day of blowing...

The Mystical Tug of the Shofar

This Rosh Hashanah, we will once again gaze spellbound as the man in the prayer shawl (tallis) and white robe (kittel) raises the shofar to his lips and...

A Sound Reason

Rabbi Wolf Kitzes was a disciple and follower of the Baal Shem Tov. He was also the person assigned to sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah. It so happened...

At One with the King

Head and Beginning There is nothing arbitrary about a name given in the Holy Tongue: the very letters that constitute such a name disclose the intrinsic...

The Most Sublime Prayer

The Haftorah of the second day of Rosh Hashanah focuses on Hannah, a childless woman. Through her holiday prayers in the Sanctuary at Shiloh, she was...

So What Else Is New?

In honor of the Jewish New Year, let's try something new for a change! Actually, it's an old custom to welcome the New Year with a new fruit1  on...

Bypassing the Mind

Leather seats, user-friendly ticketing, signature blue chips and 16 channel satellite TV makes Jetblue. Before takeoff, their TV screens flash a...

To Bee or Not To Bee: "Making" Rosh Hashanah

David, my oldest, announced one hot day, "Ma, we have to make Rosh Hashanah." I was, to say the least, mystified. "What do you mean...

Welcome to the HIGH HOLIDAY HOTLINE

“Welcome to the Repentance Hot Line. Your call is very important. If calling during the Ten Days of Repentance when G-d is closer, this is a local...

Inside Jonah, Inside the Fish

On Yom Kippur afternoon we read the Book of Jonah, popularly known as “Maftir Yonah,” the chanting of which has become a coveted Synagogue...