With the current rise in Antisemitism and the ongoing attacks against Israel, Zionism and its founder are more relevant than ever. Israel is certainly not perfect and remains a work in process. That is where we come in.
Rosh Hashanah should remind us of our origins as a people and our shared heritage in spite of being scattered across the four corners of the earth. With everything happening in the world, how can we afford NOT to include also a reflection of how our connection to Israel, our ancient homeland, can be emphasized, celebrated, strengthened in our hearts, in our homes, our communities, and with our family and friends?
Whoever believes will never be afraid to lost our country to those who hate. And even when the whole world joins along, a higher power keeps us strong! THIS Rosh HaShanah song will definitely inspire YOUR Israel Connection and Pride!
A beautiful custom to honor the New Year is to celebrate the simanim (signs) seder. Originally a Sephardi tradition, in Israel many Ashkenazi families have adopted the Rosh HaShanah seder of making blessings and sweet wishes on special foods connected to the New Year.
We are in Israel is because it belongs to us and we belong to it. It is no less a part of our Jewishness than the Torah. We don’t require legal arguments or scientific proof to justify our claim to Israel. To us, Israel and the Jew belong to each other because it is inherent in our heritage.
Feel the magic Of a new day Open your heart To a fresh start Send your fears away. So many new hopes Waiting to find you. Open your eyes The dreams you prize Are all around you Dip your apple in the honey, It's Rosh Hashanah!
What are you cooking up for the chagim? Why not add a taste of Israel to your table, and let the aromas and flavors of your celebration remind you of your home far away, and forever in our hearts. Download your free Chagim Cookbook for Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur break the fast, and Sukkot recipes and start Cooking Israel today!
Rosh HaShanah is a time of reconnecting - with ourselves and with each other. In Israel, the chagim - חגים are a national celebration for religious and secular alike. Learn here what Rosh HaShanah means in Israel to Israelis!
Israel’s recent annexation of 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank doesn’t change anything on the ground, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has actually been remarkably constrained in settlement construction.
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