SOUND THE SHOFAR FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Cry out. Do not hold back. Raise your voice like a shofar.
By ANDREA LONDON
Join Jews across the nation in sounding a clarion call for accountability for a new year of compassion, transformation and justice for all. Each year during the communal observance of Rosh Hashanah, Jews blow a shofar, a primitive instrument made from a hollowed-out ram’s horn. The Talmud (the primary source of Jewish religious law) teaches that the three types of shofar sounds heard during the holiday represent three types of cries: the t’ruah (staccato notes that sound like an urgent alarm), the sh’varim (medium-length blasts that sound like crying) and the t’kiah (long, summoning calls).
THE DIVINE IMAGE
By RABBI DR. RAYMOND APPLE
Central to the Rosh HaShanah services are the twin concepts of G[-]d and Man. Their partnership and dialogue is the theme of millennia of history.
Genesis begins with G[-]d making the world and crowning the Creation by making Man.
Where did G[-]d get the idea of Man? He looked at Himself and made Man in His image (Gen. 1:27).
The simplistic conclusion is that Man is a photograph of G[-]d. And that whatever man looks like, that suggests the Creator’s image.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG IN PICTURES AND HER OWN WORDS
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has died of cancer at the age of 87, was a passionate, astute and outspoken advocate of women's rights, civil liberties and the rule of law.
As serious as she was about these subjects, she also had a way of highlighting critical issues with humor, embracing her nickname "Notorious RBG" and commenting that she and rapper Notorious BIG had something in common: "We were both born and bred in Brooklyn, New York."
Here, we look back at some of Ginsburg's most memorable quotes on gender equality, law and being remembered.
On gender equality and sex discrimination:
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JBS TO AIR REFORM, ORTHODOX & CONSERVATIVE HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES
For the very first time, Jews can sit in the comfort of their own homes and experience on television the variety of Jewish traditions that reflect the best of American Jewish pluralism. For these High Holidays, JBS will be televising Reform, Orthodox and Conservative services to hundreds of thousands of viewers throughout America.
“Whichever style of service is meaningful to our viewers,’ explained JBS President Rabbi Mark S. Golub, “they will find it on JBS.”
“This is especially important this year during Covid-19,” added Rabbi Golub, “when most people are unable to attend a synagogue in person. And it is most important to those who are elderly or ill and would have no other way to be part of the Jewish community on the High Holidays.”