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Minyan is a quorum of ten and it is a Jewish tradition to pray with a quorum. In fact, the holiest parts of prayer, the sanctification of G-d’s name and the chanting from the Torah, may only occur in the presence of a minyan. We believe that our prayers have …

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Rosh Hashanah: No Man for Himself

July 30, 2006 – 4:16 am | 2,081 views
no man for himself - innerstream

The Loss of a Mitzvah
As a consequence of our calendar arrangement, this years holiday season is influenced in a unique manner.

Rosh Hashanah: A Basic Overview

November 4, 2005 – 8:06 pm | 2,220 views

The Jewish New Year
The Rosh Hashanah holiday falls on the first day of the Jewish year. The Torah describes this holiday in three different ways, a day of Judgment, a day of repentance and a day of the Shofar. While there are many nuances and meanings to this holiday, it …

Rosh Hashanah and January First

November 2, 2005 – 3:23 am | 2,185 views

Remarkably Different
The Rosh Hashanah celebrations differ greatly from those of the secular new Year. The first of January is a time for parties, Rosh Hashanah is welcomed with sounding the Shofar, somber prayers, and sobering thoughts.

Rosh Hashanah: The mystery of Good and Evil

November 2, 2005 – 3:19 am | 2,066 views
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L'Shana Tova
On Rosh Hashana, Jews traditionally greet each other with the words L’shana Tova Tikatev Vetichatem, May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year. It is interesting to note that we don’t wish for a year of happiness or health, peace or serenity, freedom or fulfillment, pleasure or …

Rosh Hashanah: The Child’s Cry

November 12, 2004 – 5:18 pm | 2,193 views
child's cry

The story is told of a great rabbi who was up late at night deeply engrossed in Torah study together with his study partner. At that moment one of his partner’s children was awakened by a nightmare and began to cry. The rabbi, his concentration disturbed, arose from his studies …

Shofar and Rosh Hashanah

November 12, 2004 – 4:28 pm | 2,134 views

Wake Up Call
The Shofar is our wake up call, it reminds us to turn to G-d. Throughout the long year Jews are caught in the stream of life, pressures and worldly considerations take their toll. We stray from the proper path leaning to the material rather then the spiritual, tending …