Rosh Hashanah

September 8, 2017

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As this High Holiday season approaches, a fresh New Year feels incredibly important for 5778. The news around the globe, nation, and our very own state, continues to have most of us on the edge of our seats and not far from our trusted news sources.

Soon, however, we’ll be in our seats in our respective synagogues—and, hopefully, removed, if at least for a couple of hours, from the turmoil swirling around the world. After all, isn’t that part of the special beauty of these Days of Awe?

Traditionally, a time for reflection and repentance, the High Holidays are also a time for rejoicing, for celebrating, and, of course, for eating.

If you’re still not sure where you will worship this season, or if you don’t have your congregation’s details handy, the listing, which begins on page 22, is a good resource. United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Shalom Tidewater helped compile the information.

Did you know that JNF used to issue High Holiday stamps? I didn’t either. But Joe Weintrob, a local avid stamp collector, has pages and pages of them. Our brief piece about him and his collection is on page 30.

A couple of personal reflections for the holidays, as well as a great chicken pomegranate recipe, rounds out the section.

On behalf of the Jewish News staff, I wish you a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year. L’Shanah Tovah!

Letter to the Editor