Rosh Hashanah

CST volunteers line up to combat Rosh Hashanah threats

By Marcus Dysch, August 30, 2013

A large security operation will be in place to protect British Jews observing Rosh Hashanah and next month’s other Yom Tov holidays.

The Community Security Trust said hundreds of volunteers would give “several thousand man-hours” of service across the High Holy Days.


Rosh Hashanah wishes from the PM

By Zoe Winograd, August 23, 2013

The Jewish community has received early Rosh Hashanah greetings from British political leaders.


Spice up your New Year celebrations

August 22, 2013

Silvia Nacamulli’s
Spicy harissa


We speak, they act

July 4, 2013

Forgive us, please, if we blow our own trumpet. Last week we reported that Leonard Cohen was due to appear in concert in London on Yom Kippur and in Leeds on Rosh Hashanah. There was, not surprisingly, disquiet - to put it mildly - that so iconic a Jewish artist could appear on those of all dates. The JC speaks - and icons listen.


Leonard Cohen reschedules tour dates out of respect for Yom Kippur

By Jennifer Lipman, July 2, 2013

Leonard Cohen has changed the date of two upcoming UK concerts to avoid clashing with the high holy days.

The Canadian Jewish star was due to perform on second night Rosh Hashanah in Leeds, and on Yom Kippur at the O2 in London.

Fans expressed their disappointment in last week's JC, and urged the singer to reschedule.


Role of Women in Our Community

By Ruth Deech, September 20, 2012

No society can be a healthy one where its women are excluded from the decision-making processes and deprived of their voice. These are issues for all countries and all societies, not least the Jewish community of the UK.


Occupy Judaism leads Rosh Hashanah demonstration

By Sandy Rashty, September 20, 2012

A group of Jewish activists from New York organised a demonstration to promote “social and economic justice” over Rosh Hashanah.

Occupy Judaism brought hundreds of people to Zuccotti Park in New York last Sunday evening.


Shana Tova from Shimon Peres

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2012

A Rosh Hashanah message from the Israeli president.


A fateful year ahead

September 13, 2012

This time last year, we wondered whether this would be the year in which Israel acted against Iran, whether alone or in concert with the US. A year on and the same question remains foremost in our minds. But it somehow feels that the next few months will be fateful, whatever happens.


The limits of forgiveness

By Rabbi Gideon Sylvester, September 13, 2012

It’s the season of forgiveness, are we ready to forgive? It’s not always easy to let go of our resentment and bitterness towards those who have hurt us. Sometimes the scars are permanent. Can those who have suffered loss and injury in war and terrorism ever find it in their hearts to forgive? Should they even try?