Rosh Hashanah

  • Israelis Move into High Gear to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah

    With Rosh Hashanah set to begin on Sunday night, Israelis are racing the clock – and each other – to prepare for the holiday. Whether in the trendy neighborhood of Baka or the ultra-Orthodox section of Mea She’arim, Jerusalemites are gearing up for the new year. While Rosh Hashanah means different things to different people,… More ▸

  • Rosh Hashanah Holiday Brings 3,000 More Soviet Jews to Israel

    Absorption Ministry officials worked late Saturday night and throughout the day Sunday processing nearly 3,000 immigrants from the Soviet Union who arrived in Israel over the long Rosh Hashanah weekend. About 2,000 landed at Ben-Gurion Airport during the holiday itself, and another 1,000 arrived Saturday. The backlog developed because the Absorption Ministry, headed by the… More ▸

  • Herzog Assails Defeatism in Rosh Hashanah Message

    Israel faced trying challenges in the past year but managed well, “compared to larger and older states in similar circumstances,” President Chaim Herzog declared in his Rosh Hashanah message to the nation, broadcast on Israel Radio Saturday night. Speaking against the background of the continuing Palestinian uprising in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Herzog… More ▸

  • Rosh Hashanah Campaign Launched to Spur U.S. Tourism to Israel

    The Israeli Ministry of Tourism, El Al Israel Airlines and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations announced a campaign this week to encourage U.S. citizens to visit Israel during the coming Hebrew year 5749. At a news conference here Monday, Moshe Shoshani, Israel’s North American commissioner for tourism, said the number of… More ▸

  • Soldier Fatally Stabbed on Rosh Hashanah, Suspect Held

    The fatal stabbing of a soldier Thursday morning marred a quiet Rosh Hashanah holiday in Israel. The victim, Alexander Arad, 43, was killed while trying to hitch a ride from Megiddo to his home in Kibbutz Ramot Menashe. He was buried Sunday at Ramot Menashe. A suspect was arrested by border police shortly after the… More ▸

  • Reagan’s Rosh Hashanah Message

    President Reagan expressed a prayer for world peace as he issued his Rosh Hashanah greetings to Jews. The President’s message in full: “Each year at this time, this time, Jewish community prepares for the High Holy Days — Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This period of deep reflection is marked by prayer, repentance, and the… More ▸

  • Israeli Diplomats Attend Rosh Hashanah Services in Warsaw

    The first Israelis of diplomatic rank posted to Warsaw in nearly 20 years attended Rosh Hashanah services there over the weekend, to the delight of the local Jewish community, according to a report from the Polish capital published in Davar Monday. The diplomats, Alex Ben-Zvi and David Koren, will head the Israeli interests office to… More ▸

  • Herzog’s Rosh Hashanah Message

    President Chaim Herzog issued the following message to Jewish communities around the world on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah 5747: It is in the shadow of the recent unbelievably savage attack on Sabbath worshippers in Istanbul, that I send you these heartfelt greetings and hopes for the New Year 5747. Memories of the dark pages… More ▸