Sunday(10-02-16) at sunset marks the start of the Hebrew calendar year 5777. It is the first celebration of the Fall Festival cycle that we refer to as the High Holidays, which includes Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The fall holiday cycle ends with the final festival of Sukkot.
The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the Day of Remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the Day of the Sounding of the Shofar) and is instituted in Leviticus 23:24-25.
“Speak to the people of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of complete rest, a holy convocation commemorated with trumpet blasts.” Continue reading "L‘Shanah Tova!"
"The hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews."
On 27th September 2016, Rabbi Sacks delivered a powerful keynote address entitled 'The Mutating Virus: Understanding Antisemitism' in the European Parliament.
Continue reading "Rabbi Sacks’ keynote address on antisemitism in the European Parliament / Statement on Shimon Peres"
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have used a new digital reconstruction technique to resurrect one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament from a Hebrew scroll that was burned beyond recognition. Photo: University of Kentucky.
Watch the Video HERE.
This is a re-post from American Enterprise Institute
by Danielle Pletka
Someone — not the Iranian foreign minister, mind you — penned a nice little piece on the New York Times op-ed page for Muhammad Javad Zarif.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif at the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich.
Continue reading "Look, it’s Iran’s foreign minister in the New York Times!!"