Category Archives: Rosh Hashanah

Early Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Because Rosh Hashanah begins tonight, then turns into Shabbat, and I do not blog on Jewish holidays, I am publishing Friday Photos early.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Rosh Hashanah 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlcxEDy-lr0[/youtube]   Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a Shana Tova.

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Rosh Hashanah — 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mANtJ1FUVfc[/youtube]   As America and the token (militarily useless) Arab allies go to war against the Islamic State, it is no small irony that America’s most faithful and reliable ally in the Middle East, Israel, has once again been sidelined. The reasons for this political snub are simple. The racist, Jew-haters of the, ahem, moderate […]

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Rosh Hashanah 5744: Shofar, Satchmo, and Sculpture

He is the Satchmo of the shofar. When my friend G. puts his lips to the narrow end of a shofar, and lets loose with the traditional sequence of  blasts—Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah—the notes slice the air, hang and vibrate, then penetrate skin and bone—to the very soul. Those fortunate enough to hear G. blow the […]

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Friday Fashion: Mayan Ariel Super Styling for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Sunday evening. It is traditional to greet the New Year with some new outfits. Maayan’s adorable dress reflects a discernible trend towards a return to patterns.

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Rosh Hashanah 2011

…In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a sabbath for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation. —Leviticus 16:24 Tonight begins Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year of 5772, a time of prayer, introspection, repentance, and the ushering in of the Ten Days of Awe that culminates […]

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    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
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    Fifteenth: June 10, 2018
    Jackie Danicki: “Confessions of a Convert: A Humbling, Joyful Journey to Judaism.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (94 MB)
    Fourteenth: June 11, 2017
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

    Blog Post | Audio: (70 MB)
    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

    Blog Post | Audio: (100 MB)
    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

    Blog Post | Audio: (64MB)
    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

    Blog Post | Audio: (70MB)
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