23-29 Elul, 5782 L'SHANA TOVA, TIKATEVU Sept.19-25, 2022 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES -- 669th Web Ed.
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ROSH HASHANAH INSIGHT
By RABBI DR. RAYMOND APPLE
Though the main theme of Rosh HaShanah is spiritual (Penitence, Prayer and Charity) and not historical, it still has a commemorative flavour. It recalls the creation of the world and (on the sixth day of the first week) the creation of man.
Other events in the Biblical period which are said to have occurred on Rosh HaShanah are Cain and Abel bringing their offerings to G[-]d; the Binding of Isaac; Jacob’s dream of the ladder that joined earth and heaven; G[-]d hearing the prayers of three childless women – Sarah, Rachel and Hannah; Joseph’s release from prison; and the great assembly of the people convoked by Ezra and Nehemiah.
The Jewish year begins in September this year with Rosh Hashanah, which means the head of the year. This is the start of the Ten Days of Penitence, also called the Days of Aw'e, which end with Yorn Kippur. Jews are encouraged to spend these days in retrospection, considering their behaviour and how to make amends, improving their own lives and the lives of those around them. The holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yorn Kippur are often referred to as the High Holy Days, and many Jews consider them so important that even if they observe no other festivals in the year, at this time they will go to synagogue, partake of a festive meal, and recite the prayers and blessings.
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ISRAEL PRESIDENT HERZOG ATTENDS QUEEN ELIZABETH II FUNERAL
Towns and cities across the West Midlands have announced plans to show the Queen's funeral on big screens. It will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday at 11:00 BST before a committal service later at St George's Chapel in Windsor. A two-minute silence is being observed across the nation at midday. About 2,000 guests are expected to attend the service which will also be broadcast on BBC One and BBC News, and steamed on BBC iPlayer.
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER YAIR LAPID TO SPEAK AT FIDF NY GALA
NEW YORK, NY – As part of his first visit to the United States since taking office on July 1, Prime Minister Yair Lapid is confirmed to speak at the Friends of the IDF (FIDF) New York Gala on Tuesday, September 20, in New York City. Participation in FIDF event part of Prime Minister Lapid’s first visit to U.S. since taking office
THE DAYS OF AWE
HAPPY NEW YEARS 5783
Erev Rosh Hashanah 29 Elul
Rosh Hashanah 1 Tishrei
Erev Yom Kippur 9 Tishrei
Yom Kippur 10 Tishrei
Erev Sukkot 14 Tishrei
Sukkot 15 Tishrei
Hoshana Rabbah 21 Tishrei
Shemini Atzeret 22 Atzeret
Simchat Torah 23 Tishrei
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THE HISTORY OF THE YEMENITE JEWRY
The Yemenite Jewish community has a unique history that distinguish them from Jews of other Arab world countries. The way they migrated to the country is different, the relationship they had to the Arab rulers and the Arab populous was different, and the Jewish culture and traditions that developed in Yemen are uniquely distinct. Today, the Jewish community of Yemen is teetering on the brink of extinction as most Yemenite Jews have left the country or been airlifted to Israel since the creation of the State.