August 29, 2018 RSS feed / World News

Swastikas scrawled at cradle of Lubavitch movement

Anti-Semitic slogans were scrawled on the fence of a Jewish cultural center in the Russian village of Lyubavichi, the cradle of the Chabad Hasidic movement.  More...

Michael Cohen’s Holocaust survivor father played role

Michael Cohen’s decision to turn on one-time patron Donald Trump was partly motivated by a conversation with his father, a Holocaust survivor. More...

High Holiday words, phrases that you will need to know

Here are some important Hebrew words and terms you may encounter over the High Holiday season.  Akedah—Pronounced ah-keh- DAH. More...

A quick lesson in the High Holiday prayerbook

The High Holidays prayer book, or machzor, emphasizes the themes of the Days of Awe—introspection and repentance. Rosh Hashanah as the opening day of a court trial More...

Blueberry honey cake bridges summer and fall ingredients for the New Year

Rosh Hashanah has a way of sneaking up on you, and it’s a bittersweet feeling when it does. More...

US indicts 2 Iranians for surveillance of Jewish sites

The United States has indicted two Iranian citizens on charges of carrying out surveillance on Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States on behalf of the Iranian government.  More...

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

NEW YORK—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? More...

New children’s books for the holidays will delight all

BOSTON—From an African warthog to swinging orangutans, animals from all corners of the planet are featured in two stories among a new crop of children’s books at the Jewish New Year that also includes a lyrical poem of the biblical story More...

It’s a new year. Why not swap in these recipes for old favorites?

NEW YORK — The sweetest time of year is upon us, quite literally: It’s Rosh Hashanah. More...

Find the perfect New Year’s-themed gift for your Rosh Hashanah hosts

Invited to someone’s house for a Rosh Hashanah meal and looking for an appropriate gift? In addition to the always appreciated flowers or bottle of wine, here are some other must-have (or must-give) items for the Jewish New Year. More...