Jewish high holidays

Outside Garden City synagogue (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Traditions Usher In Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year

Nassau County authorities are urging people to be extra vigilant over the next 10 days.

09/04/2013

Weapons Inspectors In Syria

Syria Debate Makes For Safety Anxiety As High Holidays Approach

The Jewish High Holidays were approaching this week with the debate on a strike on Syria in high gear, and some communities have been left worried.

09/03/2013

An image grab taken from a video shows an opposition fighter firing an rocket propelled grenade (RPG) on August 26, 2013 during clashes with regime forces over the strategic area of Khanasser, situated on the only road linking Aleppo to central Syria. (credit: SALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

State, Local Officials On The Ready In Event Of Syria Strike

State and local officials in the Tri-State Area have been preparing for possible threats or attacks, as tensions over a possible U.S. strike against Syria.

08/31/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYPD Keeping Eye On Situation In Syria As Jewish High Holidays Near

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.

08/27/2013

Blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (file/credit: PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Rosh Hashanah Begins At Sunset, Marking Start Of Jewish High Holidays

The holy time begins with Rosh Hashanah, which marks the new year. The holiday is traditionally celebrated by blowing the shofar, eating apples and honey and spending time with family and friends.

09/16/2012