Blowing in the new year

Nearly every newspaper in America seems to have a Rosh Hashanah story of one kind or another. Here’s a sampling:

  • Alisa Israel Goldberg has some special guests to thank for the sweetness of her Rosh Hashanah table: 60,000 bees, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
  • A project at the University of Washington Hillel called PostRegret asks local Jews to anonymously submit their most sincere regrets, which then will be posted at the school’s Hillel shortly before Yom Kippur.
  • In Jerusalem’s Old City, the coincidence this year of the Jewish penitential month of Elul and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is a reminder of the perpetual tension in this prayer-filled city, the New York Times’ Ethan Bronner observes.
  • For observant Jews, the month ahead is tough: Employees must take no less than seven days off from work over the next four weeks to take off for the Jewish holidays, some of which your employers probably never heard of, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
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