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Rosh Hashanah

  • Watch: The Rosh Hashanah version of ‘Get Lucky’

    Aish.com’s Rosh Hashanah-themed take on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” has gone viral, and with good reason. The video for “Get Clarity,” set in the old city, features breakdancing yeshiva boys, some pretty impressive shofar action, and vocals from a kid cute enough to give Edon Pinchot a run for his money. If you haven’t yet… More ▸

  • Watch: ‘The Daily Show’s best Jewish moments

    Since it’s the time of year for apologies, we’d like to offer up a sincere sorry for missing this gem of a video the folks at the Daily Show posted last week. “The Best of Jon Stewart – A Salute to Jewish People” comes just in time, not only for Rosh Hashanah, but also for… More ▸

  • Watch the Rosh Hashanah Robot Hip Hop Song!

    The Technion came out with this electronic version of the traditional Jewish Rosh Hashanah song “Shanah Tovah.” The video features the best of Technion robots (breakdancing!), some hip hop dancers, and even a special cameo by Technion President Peretz Lavie and the 2011 Nobel Laureate Prof. Dan Shechtman. Shanah Tovah! More ▸

  • What is the Fast of Gedaliah?

    "Jewish holiday" Jeopardy™ question: it’s the first fast day after Rosh Hashanah on the Hebrew calendar. No, not "Yom Kippur." Not even if you phrase it in the form of a question. The correct response is, "What is the Fast of Gedaliah?" [[READMORE]] Tzom Gedaliah is observed on the third of the Jewish month of Tishrei… More ▸

  • About that Rosh Hashanah greeting card…

    I really should have heeded the warning of my local postmaster 85 years ago:  POSTMASTER URGES EARLY MAILING OF ROSH HASHANAH CARDS (published Aug. 19, 1926) Sir: The purpose of this letter is to enlist your aid in the campaign which the postoffice is making to give publicity to the necessity on the part of… More ▸