Messiah & Rosh Hashanah

Shabbat Rosh Hashanah Parashah: Beresheet (Genesis) 21:1-34 Maftir: Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:1-6 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10 Today, Friday, September 15th, at sundown the holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins. This marks the beginning of a very special … Read More

The Importance of the Shofar

By Sarah L, Staff Writer The sounding of the shofar, in Hebrew, “Teruat shofar,” is the only unique Biblical commandment for the observance of Rosh ha-Shana. Numbers 29:1 says, “On the first day of the … Read More

Rosh Hashanah and Repentance

By: Bill Katz For most people, the New Year is an opportunity for celebration.  Personally, I have always wondered if all the hoopla about this celebration has to do more with an opportunity to look … Read More

Yom Teru’ah: A Holy Convocation of Remembrance

M. Rosen The Lord’s appointed times, or mo’adim (מועדים), are unique commemorative gatherings that He gave to the children of Israel shortly after their exodus from Egypt.¹ Let’s review a few key points regarding the mo’adim … Read More

A Season of Celebration…

During the past two weeks, I wrote two blog entries reflecting on the very special season that we are in. In part one, A Season of Reflection, Repentance, and Celebration, I wrote about this season … Read More

Rosh HaShanah 5770

‎בס”ד Rosh HaShanah 5770 This Shabbat is also the Holiday of Yom T’ruah or Rosh HaShanah.  The biblical name refers to the sounding the Shofar, while the rabbinical name speaks to the future, i.e. the … Read More


“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 We are now in the midst of a very … Read More

Rosh HaShanah

In a few days we will see the old year 5768 pass and the New Year of 5769 begin. But wait a minute I thought that the New Year in Judaism began in the spring … Read More