High Holidays

Recipes from our history

Recipes from our history

With 2014 marking our 90th anniversary, we decided to take a look back at our history to help you create your High Holiday menu. What you will find here — and what you can download as an ebook by visiting jewishsound.org/cookbook — is a selection from every single High Holiday recipe published in the Jewish(…)

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Top 10 viral videos of 5774

Top 10 viral videos of 5774

By Anthony Weiss, JTA World News Service NEW YORK (JTA) — For a few days this year, they clogged up our Facebook feeds and then, perhaps, our subconscious. In our list of the top viral videos of 5774, we bring back those videos that had you hitting “share” again and again. Prairie dogs under Gaza http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/music/181478/hamas-anthem-israel?all=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDDUeEmgnm4  What(…)

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Where high-tech meets High Holidays

Where high-tech meets High Holidays

By Julie Wiener, JTA World News Service NEW YORK (JTA) — Unplugging more from electronic devices has become a commonly cited resolution for both the Jewish and secular new years. But electronics are also increasingly becoming integrated into Jewish New Year observances. Here are some new offerings at the junction between high-tech and High Holidays.(…)

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A new way to prepare for the High Holidays

By Tsafi Lev, MyJewishLearning.com I’m advocating a new angle on Heshbon Nefesh, “soul’s accounting,” that we do in preparation to the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This soul work begins with the ancient Greek dictum “know thyself.” Or, to put it more rabbinically, “know before whom you stand.” I ask myself: What(…)

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Beyond the synagogue, a shofar’s call makes connections

Beyond the synagogue, a shofar’s call makes connections

By Edmon J. Rodman, JTA World News Service LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In preparation for the High Holidays last year, my community sent its shofar blower on the road. During the month of Elul, in the run-up to Rosh Hashanah, we are supposed to hear the shofar blown every day except Shabbat. Traditionally this is(…)

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Annual High Holiday Services Guide

Annual High Holiday Services Guide

Compiled by Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound Looking for a place to spend your High Holidays? We offer a compilation of statewide services to welcome you. Please contact the individual congregation for tickets or further information. Erev Rosh Hashanah: Evening of September 24 Rosh Hashanah Day One: September 25 Rosh Hashanah Day(…)

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