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The two days of Rosh Hashana — this year Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30 — mark the end of the year 5771 on the Hebrew calendar and the beginning of 5772. Rosh Hashana, literally “Head of the Year,” celebrates the creation of Adam and Eve, the birthday of humankind, and highlights the unique relationship between God and people. The Jewish people’s acceptance of God as their king is the major premise of the holiday, and due to this acceptance God is stirred with emotion to continue creating the world for another year. A majority of the days are spent in synagogue to continue that intimate relationship with God. Collectively and individually men and women ask God to accept the title of king to create that bond between God and his people. Sounding the shofar — the ram’s horn — is a central part of the holiday’s observance. The shofar is usually sounded on both days, unless the first day of Rosh Hashana falls on

Shabbat, then it is only sounded on the second day. The shofar represents not only the trumpet blast of the Jewish people’s coronation of God, but also a call to repent as Rosh Hashana is also the anniversary of man’s first sin, and is the first of the 10 days of repentance that ends with Yom Kippur — the day of atonement. There are more than 100 shofar blasts during the Rosh Hashana service. Food also plays a large part of celebrating Rosh Hashana, starting with eating a piece of apple dipped in honey in wishing for a sweet year. Typically a head of fish, ram or another kosher animal is served symbolizing a yearning to be at the “head of the class” in the New Year. Hoping for a year full of mitzvoth and good deeds, a pomegranate is eaten because it is filled with succulent seeds. Another custom is to eat foods whose names suggest blessing and prosperity such as carrots as the Yiddish word carrots is meren and means to multiply. The blessing Leshanah tovah tikatiev veteichateim is said; “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.” In starting a new year with a clean slate and leaving past failings behind, reciting prayers at a body of water and symbolically casting previous sins into the water is another traditional custom. As part of every major Jewish holiday, women and girls accompanied by the proper blessings light candles on each evening of Rosh Hashana. Following the prayers each night and morning Kiddush is recited on wine, bless the challah and sit down for a celebratory meal.

Greetings for the New Year, 5772 achievement, victory and success. The SpanWe are all familiar with the saying “March ish Inquisition, which marked the end for comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” Jewry on the Iberian Peninsula and the GoldBut, March had nothing on this past summer, en Age of Spain gave rise to American Jewry. which began as a scorcher and came to an end World War II and the horrors and unspeaksending the entire East Coast into an uproar. able acts of Nazi Germany, gave rise to the Whoever thought that within a span of one founding of the Jewish State after 2,000 years week, an earthquake and a hurricane would of exile. The final destination for our people hit and shake the very foundations of our was not Auschwitz, but rather the Holy Land homes and bring turmoil into our lives. But, and Eternal City of Jerusalem. After a half a Rosh Hashana comes to tell us that just as we century of Soviet oppression, the Iron Curpersevered and came through Hurricane ABBI AY tain was torn down and the Berlin Wall Irene, we can persevere and weather life’s smashed to bits. And so, many millions across quakes and storms. OSENBAUM Europe came to chant, as we did during the On Friday evening, the night before Irene era of the civil rights movement, “Free at last, hit, I prayed, as I am sure many of us did, that free at last.” God watch over our families, our homes, and The 2,000 years of maltreatment of Jews by the Catholic us. God heard our prayers. In the main, any damage we did Church has given rise to a new era of cooperation, respect, sustain could be fixed. understanding and appreciation between Jews and CathoHowever, the events of the past weeks do not tell the lics in a remarkable dialogue of which Temple Israel is an whole story of the year 5771 that we make ready to bid fareintrical part. It grows significantly with each passing year, well for it has brought many profound challenges that have as we have personally experienced through our Internaimpacted upon our lives. tional Youth Exchange Programs with Rome. And the America’s credit rating has been downgraded for the threats at home and abroad posed by international terrorfirst time in history. The global economic state of affairs ism are being addressed as the cause of justice was done appears to be in shambles and the stock market, once when Osama bin Laden and the threat he posed was elimiagain, has taken off like a wild and uncontrollable rollernated. And we continue to dispatch with extreme prejudice, coaster ride. Though we observed the 10th anniversary of many of the leaders of Al Qaeda. the unconscionable attack on the World Trade Center, we And though we are still feeling the effects of the ecoare still plagued by the horrors of religious fanaticism and nomic meltdown, let us find hope in the fact that the Amerinternational terrorism. And as we prepare to observe the ican Jewish Community, established 350 years ago by refuHigh Holy Days, the leadership of the Palestinians is pregees looking to escape inquisition, pogroms, political paring to bring their unilateral declaration of statehood to oppression, poverty and worse, is the most powerful, the floor of the United Nations where it stands a chance of wealthy educated, prominent, and prestigious Jewish compassing in the General Assembly, even as they continued to munity ever to exist anywhere and at any time. fire rockets from Gaza into Israel. The Jewish people down through history have been And so I say to you, let us enter the New Year unafraid, known as “The People of the Book,” and as that book, The unencumbered, and unshaken in our belief that this year Torah, and history has taught us, times of challenge, adver- will be better than last and that God will bless us, our famisity and sacrifice present new opportunities for growth, lies and loved ones with a New Year of health, happiness,


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It Only Takes A Moment A Chasid poured out his heart to Rabbi Isaac Meir Rothenberg Alter — the original Gerer Rebbe — on the eve of Rosh Hashana. “An entire year has come and gone,” he cried, “and I can lay no claim to Torah learned or good deeds performed.” “Listen to me, my son,” said Rabbi Isaac Meir. “With a sincere thought of repentance coming from the bottom of your heart, you can still fix the entire year of wasted opportunities. It only takes a moment.” The Rabbi opened a High Holiday

prayer book to the Minchah Amidah, which is recited immediately before the onset of Rosh Hashana, and pointed to one of its blessings. “Do you see this prayer,” he asked. “Though there are only minutes left in the outgoing year we say — ‘Barech Alenu … et Hashanah Hazot’ — ‘Bless for us, O Lord our God, this curABBI RUCE rent year.’ Undoubtedly, this INSBURG proves that even in the last instant you can retroactively fix an entire year that has all but passed. Go now. Grab this opportunity and repent. It only takes a moment.”

comforting and inspiring. It confirms the age-old Jewish conviction that it is never too late to share in the wonder of Torah study, never too late to experience the glow of Shabbat, never too late to master the fundamentals of prayer, never too late to enrich your family relationships with the guidance and support of tradition. For starters, all you need is a sincere commitment to enduring repentance coming from the bottom of your heart. And that … only takes a moment. May all who dwell in our own Five Towns and throughout the world enjoy a good, sweet, healthy, and happy New Year!


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Teaching good values, spreading happiness We read in Parshat Ki Teizei, 22:6, “if a bird’s nest happens to be before you on the road, on any tree or on the ground, and the mother is roosting on the young birds or eggs. You shall not take the mother with the young. You shall surely send away the mother bird and take the young for yourself so it will ABBI ESHY be good for you and you will prolong your days.” LUMSTEIN The great commentator, the Ramban/Nachmanades comments that this commandment was not meant to underscore a basic truth, that God pities the birds or the animals. The Gemorah in Brochot 33b in fact, teaches us that it is forbidden to teach this. If it was merely to underscore that God pities all birds and animals, God would not permit people to use and slaughter animals for their own needs. Rather the message of this commandment is to teach us



that we should have compassion on birds and animals and accustom ourselves to act mercifully towards the animal kingdom. Maimonides in his Magnum Opus, Moreh NevuchimGuide To The Perplexed 3:48, explains that it would be cruel to slaughter a mother bird and it’s young on the same day. Animals instinctively love their young and suffer when they see them suffer or get taken away. Therefore, we must send the mother bird away from its young. Another reason given by the commentaries for this commandment is that, we must avoid doing things that will destroy a species. For slaughtering a mother bird and its young will affect the species of that particular bird. Compassion, love and tolerance are the foundation of our religion and our Torah. Thank God we are able to live freely in the United States, a true land of compassion. Sadly, there are some who share this world with us, yet do not share these values. There are people whose desire is to hurt and maim the innocent all in the name of their own warped sense of what their religion represents. We, the good people of the world, have to spread good values and teach these values to our children. We must be able to expel the darkness by spreading the light.

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Recommitting our lives at Rosh Hashana Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, marks the anniversary of God’s creation of humanity. According to rabbinic tradition, the first human beings came into being in the Garden of Eden 5,772 years ago when God took a bit primordial earth, shaped in the Divine image and breathed into it the God’s breath of life. As modern people who affirm the truth of our origins uncovered by science, we know that the earth is many billions of years old and that human life evolved gradually over eons. Yet, each year at this season, Jews throughout the world continue to celebrate the ancient anniversary of Creation. We do so because we understand that while the Biblical creation story is unscientific, it nonetheless embodies profound truths about what it means to be human and

our relationship with God. We are biological beings, but there is a living spirit within each of us that transcends the material realities of our existence. This spirit has its origins in the Divine. It challenges us to continue the process of creation by remaking our lives in God’s image and working ABBI NDREW in partnership with God to make the word a better place ARMFLASH for all humanity. As we begin a New Year, let us resolve to respond to the Divine breath within us and recommit ourselves to leading lives of righteousness and kindness that reflect the hand of our Creator and fulfill the promise of our creation. If we do so, I am confident that we will be blessed, with a sweet, joyous and fulfilling New Year.


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JCC seeks donations for Woodmere kosher pantry As the Jewish New Year approaches, families throughout the Five Towns community are busy preparing for the holiday, which will include reflecting back on the past year, while looking ahead to a fresh new one, one with hope and wishes for good health, peace and prosperity. While this is a time to gather and celebrate with friends and family, many of our neighbors continue to struggle due to the recession, often wondering how they will put food on their holiday table. Helping provide critical food support for more than 200 local families in need is the JCC of the Greater Five Towns’ Kol Ditzrich kosher food pantry. The food pantry relies on generous donations of non-perishable food and funds from the community and is appealing to the community to consider donating to their less fortunate neighbors so

they can enjoy the sweetness of Rosh Hashana. “Let’s use this holiday as a time to enjoy our families, reflect on our good fortunes yet be mindful of those in our community who find themselves in the enviable position of deciding whether to pay an electric bill, buy medicine or feed their family,” said Rina Shkolnik, the JCC’s executive director. “Performing a mitzvah as small as donating a can of food, or a monetary donation will go a long way in giving a local family hope in the New Year.” Items need to keep the pantry stocked include non-perishable kosher food such as canned fish, pasta, breakfast cereal, soups and juices, along with personal care items such as diapers, deodorant, toothpaste and shampoo. Donations can be made directly to the pantry located at 1012 Central Ave., in Woodmere or the JCC’s offices at 207 Grove Ave., in Cedarhurst. Non-perishable items could also be dropped off in specially marked bins at Brach’s, Gourmet Glatt and Kosher World. For more information call (516) 295-5678 or visit

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Preparing food for the New Year ■ 1/3 cup granulated sugar

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■ 1/3 cup honey

from front to back so that they brown evenly; if the large loaf is browning too quickly, tent it with foil. When the loaves are done, remove them from the oven and let cool on a rack.

Ingredients ■ One 3-lb. whole fish; trout, mullet or bass ■ 1 tsp. salt ■ 2 Tbsps. Oil Sauce ■ 1 Tbsp. sherry ■ 2 Tbsps. Soy sauce ■ 1/2 tsp. sugar ■ 1/2 tsp. salt ■ 2 slices fresh ginger root shredded ■ 2 scallions, chopped

Yield: Makes two 15-oz (430 gram) challahs or one 1 ½-pound (680-grams) challah

Steamed Ginger Fish

From Spice and Spirit, The Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook, published by Lubavitch

Instructions Leave fish whole. Clean out cavity, removing everything from inside. Rinse cold water and dry well. Make a few shallow diagonal cuts on top, but don’t cut through. Rub lightly with salt and oil, then place in a shallow dish. Sauce: Combine sauce ingredients in small bowl. Spread evenly on fish. Place into fish steamer on slow flame until done, approximately 30 to 35 minutes, or a little longer for a larger fish.

1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, soft-

ened ■ 2 Tbsps. Vegetable oil ■ 1 ½ tsps. Vanilla extract ■ 1 large white egg ■ Cooking spray ■ 1/4 cup spliced almonds, chopped

Instructions Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Combine sugar, honey, butter and oil in a bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until wellblended. Add extracts and egg white to sugar

mixture. Beat until well-blended. Stir in flour mixture (dough will be sticky). Coat hands lightly with cooking spray; divide dough into two equal portions. Shape portion into a 9-inch log. Wrap logs individually in plastic wrap; freeze for 3 hours or until firm. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut each log into 24, ¼-inch thick slices, and place 1-inch apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Press almonds into cookies. Bake at 375°F for nine minutes. Cool for two minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks. Yield: 4-dozen cookies.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Honey-Almond Cookies

Ingredients ■ 2 cups all-purpose flour ■ 1/2 tsp. baking soda ■ 1/8 tsp. salt

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