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Take the 5781 edition of the Rosh Hashanah Jewish pundit quiz

(JNS) — A year ago, Jews looked back on 5779 and wondered, after the Pittsburgh and Poway synagogue shootings and a resurgence of anti-Semitism on the right as well as the left, how things in the United States could get any worse. As I do every yea...

 

Obituary - RUTH GOLDHAR

Submitted by family Ruth “Billie” Goldhar, 96, of Longwood, Fla., passed away on Aug. 29, 2020. She was born on Sept. 28, 1923 to the late Joseph and Naomi Lehman in Chicago. She was married to the late David Goldhar for 61 years. Ruth and David... Full story

 

Obituary - JACK CHUDNEY

Jack Chudney, age 88, of Oviedo, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Savannah Court of Oviedo, following a brief illness. Mr. Chudney was born on Sept. 10, 1931, in Sosnowiec, Poland, to the late Harry and Sara Hershkowitz Chudney. He was... Full story

 

SYNAGOGUE SERVICE SCHEDULE

The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. This year due to COVID-19, services during... Full story

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Danish parliament to debate bill that would ban non-medical circumcision By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The Danish parliament is scheduled to consider a bill proposing a ban on non-medical circumcisions. Henri Goldstein, the president of the Jewish...

 

Why Jews dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah and why vegans say the custom is a problem

NEW YORK (JTA) - The truth is, there is no commandment in Judaism to dip an apple in honey on Rosh Hashanah. But what would the Jewish New Year be without the custom? It's a question that bedevils...

 

How Rosh Hashanah became New Year's Day

The effort to strike a balance between a particularistic loyalty to Jewish religion and nationhood and a more universalistic commitment to the human community played itself out in the struggle to set a date for the beginning of the Jewish calendar...

 

Sixth & I to fill seats with celebrities (sort of) for virtual High Holiday services

(JNS) - Members of the historic Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C., will be able to sit next to Jewish celebrities, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, during High...

 

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