Tag: Shofar

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    “The richness of the melodies, the music—it leaves you with an indelible imprint” during the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, says Rabbi Joshua Maroof. More

    September 14, 2012 | Comments

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    In advance of the Jewish High Holidays, “You pray the selichot, and you leave with the melodies on your lips and your mind throughout the whole day. The music stays in your heart.” More

    September 14, 2012 | Comments

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    “We think of 9/11 every day,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. “All you do when it comes to the anniversary, you try to look back and say have I made a difference?” More

    September 7, 2011 | Comments

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    The blast of the shofar during the High Holy Days, says Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum, “sends a shiver. We can be better than we are.” More

    September 3, 2010 | Comments

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    Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, says everything having to do with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is designed “to help us make teshuva, return to that deepest path that we know we want to be on.” More

    September 11, 2009 | Comments

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    "On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur thousands of people gather together and go through many, many prayers in which we ask ourselves, how have I done?"

    September 11, 2009 | Comments

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    Whether they are Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist or Reform, whether they gather on a California beach or in a New York City synagogue, Jews share at least one common element at their Rosh Hashanah observances: the shofar.

    September 14, 2007 | Comments

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    Around the world, there are hundreds of classes to which children come to learn how shofars are made. We joined a group in Brooklyn, New York at a class called the Shofar Factory. More

    September 7, 2007 | Comments

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    We talk about the Jewish High Holidays with a hazzan, also known as a cantor, who leads a congregation in sung prayer. More

    September 10, 2004 | Comments

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    “Repentance, prayer, and charity are the hallmark[s] of this season,” says Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, “We search our souls and then we pour out our souls to God, saying, ‘God help us, give us the strength to be the kind of people that we want to be.’” More

    September 13, 2002 | Comments