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What Is Rosh Hashanah? 10 Key Facts to Know

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm
A man blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah

What Is Rosh Hashanah? 10 Key Facts to Know

by Birthright Israel Foundation September 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Jewish High Holy Days, also known as the 10 Days of Repentance or Awe, are approaching faster than three blasts of a ram’s horn. It’s time for us to let go of the old as we embrace the Jewish New Year. A time of reflection and renewal, the High Holy Days kick off with Rosh Hashanah, Hebrew for “head of the year,” and conclude 10 days later on Yom Kippur. Read More

Looking Forward: A Rosh Hashanah Message from Izzy Tapoohi

by Israel "Izzy" Tapoohi • President & CEO September 11, 2020 at 8:00 am
Birthright Israel Foundation CEO Izzy Tapoohi with his extended family in Israel

Looking Forward: A Rosh Hashanah Message from Izzy Tapoohi

by Israel "Izzy" Tapoohi • President & CEO September 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

Each year as the summer winds down, the Jewish community prepares to observe the High Holy Days.  The evening breeze, the anticipation of fall, are all part of the build-up to Rosh Hashanah.  We enjoy the last minutes of summer, we prepare our children and grandchildren to return to school, we shop for dresses, ties, and shoes to add to our wardrobes for our days in synagogue.  We Read More