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News and updates about Rosh Hashannah

Health Min: Prayers should be led by people who received booster shot

Health Ministry recommends only people who have received 3 vaccine doses lead Rosh Hashannah prayers or blow the shofar.

Health Min: Prayers should be led by people with booster shot

Names and Rosh Hashannah

Rosh Hashannah is the day Man and Woman were given names.It was the day that all the creations of Hashem were given a name as well.

Names and Rosh Hashannah

Laws for Rosh Hashannah 5782 (2021) -including corona issues

A primer for observing the year's New Year holiday Monday - Wednesday. May it be the harbinger of good things for Israel and the world..

Laws for Rosh Hashannah 5782 (2021) - with corona issues

The Prelude to Rosh Hashannah

We are all נִצָּבִים, standing erect, steady and unmovable, each of us in our own position of authority, over ourselves or also over others.

The Prelude to Rosh Hashannah

Blowing the Shofar on Rosh Hashannah

Commandments that seemi superficial can express a deeper foundation of unconditional commitment to the covenant with God Op-ed.

Blowing the Shofar on Rosh Hashannah

Rabbi Cherlow prepares for Rosh Hashannah on the Temple Mount

Several Roshei Yeshivas visit Temple Mount today in preparation for the High Holidays.

Rabbi Cherlow prepares for Rosh Hashannah on the Temple Mount

What revenge on our enemies are we praying for?

Not only do we ask for Hashem to take revenge… but we are asking that He let us see it!  What kind of revenge?

What revenge on our enemies are we praying for?

Rosh Hashannah in the labor death camp

Every year when the shofar was blown, the elderly man ran out of shul. Why?

Rosh Hashannah in the labor death camp

Just send me the link

The right link is the vital component of Jewish survival, both personally and nationally. Op-ed.

Just send me the link

It's not about me

Why don't we ask forgiveness for our personal sins on Rosh Hashana if it is the Day of Judgment?

It's not about me

Sivan Rahav-Meir: The Daily Portion / Making history on Rosh Hashannah

Because of corona, people changed from those who watch games into those playing in them. And Israelis showed their beautiful side.

Sivan Rahav-Meir: Making history on Rosh Hashannah

The Daily Portion / Shehecheyanu (Who has granted us life)

In the 2nd Lebanon War, Chagit Rhein lost her IDF officer son 6 weeks before Rosh Hashannah. Her thoughts as she lit the holiday candles.

The Daily Portion / Shehecheyanu (Who has granted us life)

Our Covid-19 responsibility this Rosh Hashannah

Cases of Covid-19 are on the rise, primarily due to irresponsibility, the responsibility that we have towards ourselves and others. Opinion.

Our Covid-19 responsibility this Rosh Hashannah

Art Series: Memories and the future - then and now in the new year

Remembrance is an essential part of humanity, a lifeline, literally, for those who are gone and those who are living and remember.

Art Series: Memories and future -  then and now in the new year

Scorecard 2020

Face it my friends. The old game is over. Life will not return to the way it was. Op-ed.

Scorecard 2020

Rosh Hashannah: Personal Judgment

Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi on the Day of Judgment: Musaf on Rosh Hashannah, the longest prayer of the year.

Rosh Hashannah: Personal Judgment

Rosh Hashannah in lockdown – an opportunity for Tikun

The lack of mass prayers and family meals are liable to cause sadness, but we must make an effort and use the time for tikun.

Rosh Hashannah in lockdown – an opportunity for Tikun

Masters of our own Destiny

As we prepare to stand before the King, we must look inside ourselves because we have the capacity for greatness. It depends only on us.

Masters of our own Destiny

Crown the King or Corona the King?

We need to address some real issues and dangers but we also need to separate between the fact and the fiction. Opinion.

Crown the King or Corona the King?

On God’s mountain “It” shall be seen

Torah thoughts from students in Religious Zionist yeahivas: Abraham called the mountain on which he bound Isaac "G-d shall see" - why?

On God’s mountain “It” shall be seen

Rosh Hashanah 5781: Only together

Fellow Israelis, this lockdown is a second chance and we must take it because we will not, I fear, get a third one.

Rosh Hashanah 5781: Only together

Laws for Rosh Hashannah 5781 - Note: Zoom forbidden on holiday

A primer of halakhot for Rosh Hashannah 5781- when the first day falls on Shabbat - and when corona rules must be followed.

Laws for Rosh Hashannah 5781 - Note: Zoom forbidden on holiday

Soldiers or sheep?

We pass before the heavenly court as soldiers in the army of King David. but also are like the sheep that exist around Mount Meron

Soldiers or sheep?

How tikkun olam has changed and other Rosh Hashanah features

"Tikkun Olam" historically was preparation, not purpose,

How tikkun olam has changed

Full lockdown to be imposed for High Holidays

Israel to enter lockdown for 2 weeks beginning on or before Rosh Hashannah, the Coronavirus Cabinet decides.

Full lockdown to be imposed for High Holidays

How the Coronavirus made this year's Rosh Hashannah more meaningful for me

One microscopic virus. One call to action. One shofar.

Corona made this year's Rosh Hashannah more meaningful for me

Tomorrow: Decision on Rosh Hashanah lockdown

Coronavirus Cabinet to decide on whether to institute full or partial lockdown on Rosh Hashanah, limits on size of prayer gatherings.

Tomorrow: Decision on Rosh Hashanah lockdown

Watch: The Maccabeats New Year song

Music video for "Bashana Haba'a," a song of hope for the year to come, based on popular classic Israeli song.

Watch: The Maccabeats New Year songplayer

Is the world coming to an end?

All of a sudden everybody has come under threat, no ifs, no buts, no exceptions.

Is the world coming to an end?

First of three Elul drashas: Faith and Insecurity

Hear some of the key themes of Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur as they relate to the ongoing challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.

First of three Elul drashas: Faith and Insecurity

Initiative: Blow the shofar at the same time across the country on Rosh Hashannah

B'Noam rabbinical organization launches project have all shofar blowers in Israel go outside to blow the shofar at the same time.

Initiative: Blow the shofar at the same time across the country

How are we going to handle shofar blowing in the US this year?

We are faced with many issues relating to the pandemic and High Holydays this year, but the depth of our prayers has not changed. Op-ed.

How are we going to handle shofar blowing in the US this year?

Health officials: High Holidays celebrations - only with your immediate family

Senior Health Ministry officials say Israelis will likely be required to observe High Holidays only with their immediate family.

'High Holidays celebrations - only with your immediate family'

New Jersey teen says boss sent him anti-Semitic messages after he took off Rosh Hashanah

Jewish teen working at New Jersey pizzeria sues his boss who made anti-Semitic comments after teen asked to take off Jewish holiday.

NJ teen accuses boss of sending him anti-Semitic messages

Al Sharpton's Rosh Hashanah appearance sparks outrage

Controversial activist-turned TV host Al Sharpton honored during Manhattan synagogue's Rosh Hashanah services, sparking outcry.

Al Sharpton's Rosh Hashanah appearance sparks outrage

Israel's ultimate wake-up call

What are the personal, national and universal meanings of Rosh Hashanah?

Israel's ultimate wake-up call

Watch: Thousands at Western Wall on Rosh Hashanah eve

Thousands of worshipers came overnight and continue to arrive this morning at the Kotel for 'selichot' prayers ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

Watch: Thousands at Western Wall on Rosh Hashanah eveplayer

What did Ambassador Friedman lose during the embassy move?

Ambassador David Friedman visits Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem to wish Israelis a happy Rosh Hashannah.

What did Ambassador Friedman lose during the embassy move?player

What did President Trump tell American Jewish leaders?

The full transcript of President Trump's pre-holiday conference call with Jewish leaders.

What did President Trump tell American Jewish leaders?

Netanyahu: We face terror attacks every single day

PM attends Rosh Hashannah toasts with various security organizations, including IDF General Staff and Shin Bet.

Netanyahu: We face terror attacks every single day