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Camp Young Judea in Union Vale, N.Y. Source: Google Maps.

NYPD officer charged for vandalizing Jewish summer camp during Rosh Hashanah

An officer of the New York City Police Department has been arrested and charged for breaking into and vandalizing a Jewish camp on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Matthew McGrath, 37, of Middletown, N.Y.,...
Blowing shofar in the Gulf to mark the arrival of the Jewish New Year 5782. Credit: Association of Gulf Jewish Communities.

As Gulf opens to Jewish life, Muslims spark interest in learning about High Holidays

With Jews around the world set to begin the High Holiday season, the small Jewish communities in six Gulf states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are planning...
U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a conference phone call in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 16, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

Biden offers holiday greetings to Jewish leaders, questioned over visit to Pittsburgh synagogue

U.S. President Joe Biden may have gotten himself in hot water during a well-meaning teleconference with Jewish religious leaders in advance of the High Holidays on Thursday. The teleconference was facilitated by the Central Conference...
The High Holiday services, often called “Bowl Hashanah,” are hosted by Friday Night Jams/Because Jewish and will be led by Rabbi Daniel Brenner; Jeremiah Lockwood (musical coordinator); vocalist and bass player Yula Beeri; and trumpeter and Antibalas co-founder Jordan McLean. Credit: BecauseJewish.com.

Sounds of the season: Live and pre-recorded performances to boost holiday worship

Relix magazine and the Brooklyn Bowl are well-known to music lovers worldwide. This year, they will become even better known as they host “High Holidays –A Suite of Spiritually Driven Holiday Services,” an innovative musical worship experience...

Shana Tova. A Gut Yor – Duo Gefilte Fish

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Displaying Rosh Hashanah care packages are (from left) Deputy Mayor of Kfar Saba Oren Cohen; Jewish Agency chairman of the executive and chairman of the executive of the World Zionist Organization Yaakov Hagoel; and, senior vice president of Amigour Erez Shani, September 2021. Credit: Amigour.

Thousands of elderly Israelis to receive care packages for Rosh Hashanah

As vulnerable populations continue to take precautions due to the Delta variant of the coronavirus, the Jewish Agency for Israel’s affordable-housing subsidiary, Amigour, will provide comprehensive food packages to the elderly, with a focus...

Israeli president sends Rosh Hashanah greetings to Diaspora Jewry

Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Thursday released a special Rosh Hashanah video message to Jews all over the world, wishing them a year of health and unity. “Dear friends, as we approach the new ...
Pomegranates in Kfar Achim on Sept. 8, 2019. Photo by Mila Aviv/Flash90.

10 great reasons to love the pomegranate

Coaxing the edible seeds out of a pomegranate is a popular how-to topic. Some swear by the whack-with-a-wooden-spoon method; others massage out those ruby-red arils in a bowl of water to keep things neat. Any...

Old Yemenite synagogue in Kfar HaShiloach hosts special Selichot event

A special Slichot event was held on Monday in the the Old Synagogue of the Yemenite Village—Kfar HaShiloach—in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood. The event was an initiative of the Public Council of the Kfar HaShiloach Heritage Center, chaired...