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Fast of Gedaliah: What you need to know about the first fast of the year – The Jerusalem Post

| September 10, 2021

September 9, 2021 marks the Jewish fast day known as the Fast of Gedaliah (Tzom Gedaliah in Hebrew).

Rabbi Elliot Schrier leaves the Five Towns to lead Teanecks Bnai Yeshurun – The Jewish Standard

| September 10, 2021

Rabbi Elliot Schrier comes to Teanecks Bnai Yeshurun from the Albert Einstein Synagogue at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, where hes been since 2016. It is clear that he values the personal relationships he formed with congregants. I speak with someone from Albert Einstein almost every day, he said, whether professionally or personally

Parashat Vayelech: The concealed face of God – The Jerusalem Post

| September 10, 2021

This weeks parasha is one of the last parashot in the Torah. It describes the last preparations before the death of Moses, and the passing of the torch to his student Yehoshua bin Nun, who would later lead the nation to settling the Holy Land. God calls to Moses and Yehoshua to enter Ohel Moed (the Tent of Congregation), the Mishkan, and there He conveys to Moses a gloomy forecast of what the future holds for the Jewish nation in the coming years a forecast that came true in its entirety.

Local rabbi on Rosh Hashanah: We need hope perhaps more than any other time in human history – WAVY.com

| September 10, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) Shanah Tovah, Shanah Tovah was exclaimed Tuesday morning as members of Temple Lev Tikvah in Virginia Beach wished each other a good year during their first in-person visit since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Their services had been virtual since March of 2020, but founder Rabbi Israel Zoberman, in partnership with the Church of The Holy Apostles, presided over Rosh Hashanah services at the churchs Lynnhaven Parkway location.

WORDS OF WISDOM: Living With Fear in Challenging Times Tillamook County Pioneer – Tillamook County Pioneer

| September 10, 2021

By Neal Lemery I can find a lot of things to be afraid of. Nights can be long and my imagination can easily flesh out the shapes and skills of many monsters. Whether or not they might be real doesnt matter, for they take root in my brain, where I can easily imagine them in all their hideous glory.

When does life begin? There’s more than one religious view – The Conversation US

| September 10, 2021

The most restrictive abortion law in the country went into effect on Sept. 1, 2021, after the U.S.

For the first time in 18 months, Congregation Kol Shalom returns to its synagogue – Kitsap Sun

| September 10, 2021

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Standing at the front of the synagogue, Rabbi Daro Feiguin taps his foot and sways back and forth to a musical prelude to the upcoming service as Kol Shalom congregants find their seats. In a remarkable logistical feat, he sings in concert with a group of musical performers, who are joining the Bainbridge Island congregationsgathering live online from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As Kol Shalom gatheredto celebrate Rosh Hashanah on Monday, the start of the Jewish New Year, the moment wassweet, though Feiguin acknowledgesthe limitations that the pandemic has placed on the assembly.

For a Second Year, Jews Mark the High Holy Days in the Shadow of Covid – The New York Times

| September 10, 2021

The leadership at Central Synagogue in Manhattan had big plans this year for the Jewish High Holy Days: After celebrating via livestream during the pandemic last fall, they rented out Radio City Music Hall for a grand celebration. But the spread of the Delta variant has upended those plans.

Biden Claims He Visited Tree of Life Synagogue After Mass Shooting, They Say He Didn’t – Newsweek

| September 10, 2021

President Joe Biden claimed Thursday that he spent time at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after the devastating mass shooting there in 2018but the synagogue's leadership has disputed that claim and said he did not visit. Biden made the remark during a virtual call with Jewish leaders ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday next week.

Celebrating the Jewish New Year in a new synagogue with new COVID-19 protocol – WHBF – OurQuadCities.com

| September 10, 2021

Turning off the computer and putting on a mask for Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year 5782. The Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Allan Ross, explained how excited the Jewish community is to be back together for the important service, being together is so emotionally satisfying, Ross said. Its one of the most important holidays in the Jewish community around the world


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