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Jew, Tefflin, Jewish, 50 States

An expression of faith: Traveling 50 states, meeting Jews, and putting on Tefillin

For Jewish men, Tefillin is one of our most important rituals. Tefillin are phylacteries. One box affixes to the forehead, with the other box held by straps around the arms. Each box contains Torah passages. The straps are attached tightly, a metaphor for binding our head and heart to Hashem. Finally, the reading of prayers, ...

September 11 and Rosh Hashanah 2018

September 11, 2018: Tears for the dead, laughter for the living

NASHVILLE: For many Americans, September 11 is just a normal day. From Sunday night on September 9th through Tuesday night on the 11th, Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Seventeen years have passed since Islamist terrorists hijacked four American planes and murdered nearly 3,000 people. For too many Americans, the worst attack on American soil has ...

Rosh Hashanah, Football, Eric Golub

What should a Jew do when Rosh Hashanah conflicts with football

NASHVILLE, September 9, 2018 — For many people, Sunday, September 9, 2018, is a day of holiness. For football fanatics, 1:00 p.m. Eastern time begins the first Sunday of the 2018 National Football League. While the first game was played on Thursday night, the first Sunday sees 13 games played. Fans of 26 of the ...

NFL 2017 Week 3 Preview and Bettor’s Guide

Football is a lot like Judaism. It faces a constant barrage of attacks but somehow survives. Most importantly, it gets renewed every September, a renewal of our faith itself.