Rosh Hashanah (New Year) guide for the perplexed, 2017

By Yoram Ettinger 1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew), the Jewish New Year, is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (תשרי). Tishrei was a Babylonian term for launching the agricultural (creation) calendar, starting with the planting of seeds and the first rain. 2. Rosh Hashanah highlights…

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Video homage to Rabbi Nachman from Breslov, – The Song Of Our Souls.

The new art work and musical video presented here has been created by the artist Inna Rogatchi on the eve of Rosh HaShanah 5778. The work, while showing a wide variety of the characters and situations, aims, at the same time, to reflect on the essence of the Jewish ‘spiritual psyche’. It aims to bring…

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Iran Reiterates Threat to Destroy Israel in Very Near Future

By Israel Today— A top Iranian general this week again threatened to destroy Israel, saying the Jewish state’s demise would come even sooner if it didn’t keep quiet about the nuclear deal Tehran signed with Barack Obama. “Israel should stay quiet and count the days until its death. Its smallest mistake will result in its…

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Netanyahu to give Trump to ‘concrete ideas’ on Iran

By Herb Keinon, JPost— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will suggest “concrete ideas” to US President Donald Trump during their meeting in New York on Monday to either change or scrap the Iranian nuclear deal, sources in the Prime Minister’s entourage said on Sunday. The meeting comes amid a debate in Washington over whether the US…

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Above the Arctic Circle, a Cold War Rosh Hashana

By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe— IT WAS early September 1956, the High Holidays were approaching, and Elihu Schimmel was in the Cold War’s coldest theater. The young internist, an Orthodox Jew, had graduated from Yale Medical School in the spring of 1954 and gotten married the following year. A week after his wedding, he’d entered…

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Say Hello and Goodbye to September 23

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— In April 2011, William Taply (pictured) published a video discussing the planetary alignment that would happen on September 23, 2017. Taply, a prophet in his own eyes, based his prediction on his own earlier “prophecies,” along with a computer program called Stellarium. His conclusion is that the upcoming alignment of…

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Why Evangelicals Are Sticking with Donald Trump

By Trevor Thomas, American Thinker— The Never-Trumpers of every stripe still don’t get it. Ten months after his historic defeat of Hillary Clinton, those opposed to Donald Trump — whether from the political right, left, or middle — have yet to grasp why so many Americans — especially evangelical Americans — have embraced, or at…

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