Rosh Hashanah

Why Don’t Jews Like To Pray?

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According to the Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 18a), the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the 10 days of penitence, is the time period...

True To Their Words

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Elise Saltzberg is a fourth-generation Secular Jew with a capital S. “A secular Jew with a small s is often translated to mean unaffiliated and...

Rosh Hashanah In The Park

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Temple Isaiah in Fulton is moving its popular Rosh Hashanah family service outdoors this year to Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Last year, the Howard...

Speak Easy

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It’s a daunting process, but it’s one that Beth Israel Congregation Rabbi Jay R. Goldstein inevitably faces every year. With the High Holidays right around...

Novel Flavors

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Each Jewish New Year, as we greet each other with a joyous shannah tovah, I add a happy birthday for myself. Being born on...

Punt The Pomegranate

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Let’s be honest, people — it’s 2013, and with rows of bottled pomegranate juice lining every convenience store refrigerator, the sight of those hundreds...

New Super-Size Kitchen Awaits Jewish Pilgrims To Uman

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Jewish volunteers have finished building a kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, Ukraine, where they plan to prepare 105,000 meals to...

Journey to Uman

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Each Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews travel to Uman, a small town in Ukraine, where the plumbing is outdated, the environment is hostile and...

How To Make The High Holy Days Meaningful For Kids

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No matter what kind of Jew you call yourself, just about everybody shows up for services on the High Holy Days. Sanctuaries that barely need...

A Lighter, Faster Rosh Hashanah Menu

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Ilene Spector Special to the Jewish Times At Rosh Hashanah, Jewish homes are filled with the aroma of foods that have been served for generations. Nothing...