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News and updates about Rosh Hashana

Four mezuzahs torn down at Indiana University since Rosh Hashanah

Increase in anti-Semitic incidents since beginning of Jewish new year spurs campus Hillel to create anti-Semitism prevention task force.

Four mezuzahs torn down at Indiana Uni since Rosh Hashanah

U of Wisconsin profs apologize for scheduling first day of classes on Rosh Hashanah

After months of criticism, University of Wisconsin profs apologize for scheduling first day of classes on Rosh Hashanah.

U of Wisconsin profs apologize for start date on Rosh Hashanah

Maine school district removes High Holy Days from school calendar

Only months after adding High Holy Days as official school holidays, Lewiston, Maine school district criticized for removing them.

Maine district removes High Holy Days from school calendar

Man fired from Unilever for taking off Rosh Hashanah

A Unilever employee took off work for the Jewish New Year - and was fired the next day by telephone.

Man fired from Unilever for taking off Rosh Hashanah

NYC cop arrested for vandalizing Jewish camp on Rosh Hashanah

Suspect faces two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal mischief.

NYC cop arrested for vandalizing Jewish camp on Rosh Hashanah

Watch: EU ambassador's Rosh Hashanah greeting (in Hebrew)

The new ambassador, who says he's no newcomer to 'this amazing country, sends a heartfelt greeting to Jews worldwide.

Watch: EU ambassador's Rosh Hashanah greeting (in Hebrew)player

Minnesota Jews targeted by cemetery vandalism, violent threats during Rosh Hashanah week

St Louis Park synagogue forced to cancel services and preschool after violent threat while 30 tombstones in St Paul Jewish cemetery toppled.

Minnesota Jews targeted by cemetery vandalism, violent threats

Long Island hamlet hit with anti-Semitic graffiti hours before start of Rosh Hashanah

Chair on private beach in Copiague, Long Island defaced with swastika, outraging homeowners association.

Long Island hit with anti-Semitic graffiti before Rosh Hashanah

Massachusetts synagogue vandalized with Nazi symbols

Swastikas carved into sign of Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham, Massachusetts shortly after Rosh Hashanah.

Massachusetts synagogue vandalized with Nazi symbols

Missionary activity in Uman

Hundreds of pamphlets containing Messianic Christian literature were distributed to congregants arriving in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Missionary activity in Uman

'Incredible' to save a life right at beginning of new year, volunteer paramedic

Jerusalem woman saved after near-fatal allergic reaction to pomegranates and honey on Rosh Hashanah night.

'Incredible' to save a life right at beginning of new year

Israel: 40,000+ Holocaust Survivors Can’t Afford Food for Rosh Hashanah

Over 179,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel, with 25% of them living in poverty.

40,000+ Holocaust Survivors Can’t Afford Food for Rosh Hashanah

133 babies born in Shaare Zedek Medical Center over Rosh Hashanah

First baby of new year is the daughter of Elisha & Shoshana Hagler.

133 babies born in Shaare Zedek over Rosh Hashanah

Arrow to the heart: The Rosh Hashanah miracle

A man critically wounded by an arrow used for underwater hunting recuperating after narrow brush with death.

Arrow to the heart: The Rosh Hashanah miracle

Shana Tova from Arutz Sheva!

Wishing a happy New Year to all our readers. News coverage ends this evening for two days, resumes Sunday evening.

Shana Tova from Arutz Sheva!

Abbas speaks to Herzog and Gantz ahead of Rosh Hashanah

PA chairman wishes Israeli citizens a happy new year in conversations with President and Defense Minister.

Abbas speaks to Herzog and Gantz ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Watch: British PM wishes Jewish community a sweet new year

PM Johnson: The past year has been difficult for us all, and everyone has certainly earned the right to celebrate the arrival of a new one.

Watch: British PM wishes Jewish community a sweet new yearplayer

Harris and Emhoff: May this year be filled with good health and happiness

US Vice President and Second Gentleman wish the Jewish community a Happy New Year.

'May this year be filled with good health and happiness'player

Biden wishes Jewish community a year of health and healing

President Biden: Rosh Hashanah is a reminder of our infinite capacity to transform our lives and begin anew.

Biden wishes Jewish community a year of health and healing

Who else is going to Uman? Israel's COVID Czar

"It's my duty to be in problematic places," says Prof. Zarka as he flies out to supervise tens of thousands of Israelis over Rosh Hashanah

Who else is going to Uman? Israel's COVID Czar

700-year-old Rosh Hashanah prayerbook is going on auction for $4 million

The Luzzatto High Holiday Machzor is the oldest Hebrew prayerbook ever to be sold at auction, according to Sotheby’s.

Rosh Hashanah prayerbook is going on auction for $4 million

The concealed holiday

In Rosh Hashanah, our Sages say, our main Mitzvah is: תמליכוני עליכם: Crown Me,  Hashem, over you’.Why should G-d want man to crown Him?

The concealed holiday

Stillness and Motion: Nitzavim, Rosh Hashanah and beyond

One must first be Nitzavim - standing in stillness and reflection - before he can be Vayelech.

Stillness and Motion: Nitzavim, Rosh Hashanah and beyond

Biden calls on Senate to confirm anti-Semitism monitor Deborah Lipstadt

In Rosh Hashanah call with rabbis, Biden calls for ‘swift confirmation’ of Deborah Lipstadt to be anti-Semitism monitor.

Biden calls on Senate to confirm anti-Semitism monitor

The last Shabbos of the Year!

The last Shabbos of the year is also as the beginning of the entire year. So what’s our job on this Shabbos?

The last Shabbos of the Year!

Rosh Hashanah’s universal message unites Jews and gentiles

On standing before Hashem at the renewal of creation.

Rosh Hashanah’s universal message unites Jews and gentiles  player

NY rabbi to congregants: 'If 99% of doctors say to get the COVID vaccine, you get it

Orthodox rabbis encourage their communities to take the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

'If 99% of doctors say to get the COVID vaccine, you get it'

Bennett: My vision for Israel is for it to be strong and do good

Bennett attends toasts in honor of the New Year at the IDF General Staff Forum, at Shin Bet headquarters and at Mossad headquarters.

'My vision for Israel is for it to be strong and do good'

Biden to Jewish leaders: Bennett is a gentleman, more conservative than me

President Joe Biden, speaking to Jewish leaders during the White House High Holy Days call, wishes the Jewish community a Shana Tova.

Biden: Bennett is a gentleman, more conservative than meplayer

Tel Aviv municipality to desecrate Rosh Hashanah

Tel Aviv announces Shabbat-desecrating weekend bus system will operate on - and desecrate - the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

City of Tel Aviv to desecrate Rosh Hashanah with public buses

Special restrictions for those traveling to Uman approved

Govt expects around 30,000 Israelis to travel to Uman for Rosh Hashanah.

Special restrictions for those traveling to Uman approved

Poll: Majority of Israelis oppose holiday meal with unvaccinated

New poll finds 52% of respondents will not agree to attend a holiday meal if unvaccinated people are in attendance.

Poll: Majority of Israelis oppose holiday meal with unvaccinated

MDA sends 70 EMTs to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

MDA anticipates administering 10,000 Covid tests to ensure people returning from Uman do not spread Delta variant.

MDA sends 70 EMTs to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish Agency to distribute 1000s of care packages ahead of Rosh Hashanah

On eve of Jewish New Year, Jewish Agency to provide $233,000 worth of food care packages to, elderly, Holocaust survivors, around Israel.

Jewish Agency distributing 1000s of care packages before holiday

The Jewish Agency for Israel offers Rosh Hashanah e-cards

Ahead of Jewish New Year, Jewish Agency for Israel offers unlimited, free, personalized e-cards.

The Jewish Agency for Israel offers Rosh Hashanah e-cards

Rosh Hashanah in the IDF

"We're preparing 24/7 to make sure soldiers have an experience that is as close as possible to being at home."

Rosh Hashanah in the IDF

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked promises: 'No lockdown over Rosh Hashanah'

Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked promises there won't be a lockdown for Rosh Hashanah. 'We will all celebrate with our families.'

Interior Minister promises: 'No lockdown over Rosh Hashanah'

Outline for Rosh Hashanah flights to Uman approved

Passengers to Ukraine will be required to present a COVID-19 test result performed up to 72 hours before the flight.

Outline for Rosh Hashanah flights to Uman approved

Ukraine OKs Uman pilgrimage for vaccinated arrivals

Ukraine health official approves arrival of hasidim, including Israelis, ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

Ukraine OKs Uman pilgrimage for vaccinated arrivals

MK Moshe Arbel meets Ukraine ambassador to discuss annual Uman pilgrimage

MK Arbel meets Ukraine ambassador, expresses concern over 'current government's policies, behavior towards thousands of believing Jews.'

Ukraine ambassador meets MKs to discuss annual Uman pilgrimage