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Rosh Hashanah

  • 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 ▸

  • Macca-b-boys Rosh Hashanah video: Book of Rock or Book of Shlock?

    For the love of the chosen people, must we keep peddling parody? The latest Rosh Hashanah YouTube video — a parody of LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem" — features black-and-white-clad yeshiva bochurim breakdancing to a shofar-laden chorus. The video was produced by Aish.com, the online division of the Jerusalem-based Jewish educational and outreach organization. Of note, the lyrics were written by the original… More ▸