Friday, September 14, 2012
Make this holiday special with these traditional recipes and share some of your favorites.
This Sunday, as the day draws to a close, the Jewish community will ring in year 5773 as part of their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. The festivities will continue until nightfall on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Here are links to services in Creve Coeur: Shaare Emeth Traditional Congregation B'Nai Amoona Temple Israel If we missed yours, add it in the comment section below. Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year,” signals the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, marks the end, and together they are two of the holiest days for Jews. Like most New Year celebrations, Rosh Hashanah is a time of introspection and a time to bring about changes in the coming year. The traditional blowing …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Parkway North sophomore Ben Packman has been playing the Shofar since he was 10.
For a teenager, being responsible for your own alarm clock can be a tough enough challenge. But how would you handle the task if you were responsible for an entire congregation? If you have questions, you should ask Parkway North High School sophomore Ben Packman. Now at the ripe old age of 15, Packman has been blowing the shofar at Temple Israel for five years. "The shofar is an instrument that comes from the Torah," Temple Israel Rabbi Amy Feder said. "During Rosh Hashana, it serves as a wake-up call to change your life for the better. It's literally supposed to be an alarm." Ben's father, Michael Packman, had the idea that Ben could do this from an early age. "When he was little, he and his older brother challenged each other to see who…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Rabbi Brad Horwitz from the Jewish Community Center offers an invitation to people of all faiths.
Monday, September 12, 2011
It’s a New Year. So Why is it the Same Old You? Is there something (a person, a cause, an idea) that you want to investigate more fully? Have you had any particularly religious or spiritual experiences this past year? Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year? How would you have done it differently? What is a fear that you have and how has it limited you? Describe one thing you'd like to achieve by this time next year? Why is this important to you? These are all deep and reflective type questions which can help you think about your life and its significance. They are questions that require you to take a step back from your day to day activities in order to take the necessary time to answer them. They are …