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Rosh Hashanah

A menorah that was found burning outside a Jewish religious center in Brooklyn is seen on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Menorah Found Burning Outside Brooklyn Religious Center

Firefighters arrived at the Chabbad Lubavitch of Kensington religious center to find the 5 by 3 foot menorah in flames.

09/05/2013

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

Hudson Valley Apples (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Local Orchards Gear Up For Busy Apple And Honey Season

With the Jewish New Year approaching it is a very sweet time for apple orchards and honey makers.

08/29/2013

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

Calendar (file / credit: clipart.com)

Stamford Schools Consider New Policy On Holidays

A Board of Education committee in Stamford is looking at the calendar and which holidays schools would be closed a long term policy question.

03/18/2013

Rosh Hashanah celebrations at a synagogue on East 81st Street. (credit: CBS 2)

Rosh Hashanah A Time Of Celebration And Reflection For Jewish Families

Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah — the start of a brand new year on the Jewish calendar. The holiday began at sundown on Sunday night.

09/17/2012

Members of the Jewish Center of Island Park hold a Rosh Hashanah service at Sacred Heart Church on Sept. 17, 2012. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Church Holds Rosh Hashanah Services After Pipe Breaks At Jewish Center

A ruptured pipe threatened to dampen Rosh Hashanah services on Long Island but instead it brought neighbors of two faiths closer together.

09/17/2012

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

A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

Happy New Year! Or should we say, L’Shana Tova? Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew new year and one of the High Holidays in Judaism, began at sundown Sunday night.

09/17/2012

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Occupy Wall Street Holding Demonstrations, Concerts Ahead Of One-Year Anniversary

Organizers said Sunday’s events focus on people power and the use of culturally creative tactics to build the movement.

09/16/2012

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

Anti-American Protests in the Middle East (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Believed To Have Made Anti-Islamic Film Questioned; Egyptian Police Clear Out Protesters

A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station, but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early on Saturday.

09/15/2012

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein (file / credit: Central Synagogue)

Rosh Hashanah Starts Sundown Sunday; NYC Rabbi Says It’s Time For Reflection

The High Holidays are about taking a cleansing breath and looking within.

09/14/2012

NYPD at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side (file / credit: Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

NYPD Gears Up For Jewish High Holidays

It’s getting to be that time – when the Jewish people celebrate the new year on Rosh Hashanah and observe the day of atonement on Yom Kippur. It is known as the High Holidays.

09/05/2012

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West Side Temple Hosts Rosh Hashanah Celebration In Central Park

They’re not ones to toot their own horn, but Chabad of the West Side and the Chabad Centers of Manhattan know they are onto to something big this Rosh Hashanah.

09/29/2011

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Masbia Soup Kitchens Come To Aid Of Needy Families Marking Rosh Hashanah

There are 4 Masbia Soup Kitchens in Queens and Brooklyn and the need is skyrocketing. Already this year, they have served more than 200,000 meals — that’s 300 percent more than last year.

09/28/2011

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