In Boston, Riverway reaches young Jews outside the synagogue
But that’s what we’re trying to do, to normalize spiritual life.” The Riverway Project is emblematic of Boston’s burgeoning Jewish landscape for young Jews, the most sought-after demographic these days ... year and we’re going there two times ...
Do Jews Have Yom Kippur Backward?
Jews celebrate Yom Kippur this weekend, the culmination of 10 days of repentance and reflection as the New Year begins. But if the New Year began 10 days ago with Rosh Hashanah, why are Jews only now getting around to repentance and forgiveness?
Casting out the old to celebrate new year of 5773
But this stretch of the Jones Falls — the stream rather than the highway that takes its name — provided the necessary running water on Monday for the first day of Rosh Hashana, when Jews celebrate their faith's new year by symbolically casting off the ...
Why does the new year begin on January 1?
Bottom line: There’s no astronomical reason to celebrate New Year’s Day on January 1. Instead, our modern New Year’s celebration stems from the ancient, two-faced, Roman god Janus – for whom the month of January is also named. One face of Janus ...
Why do we celebrate Makar Sankranti on January 14 every year?
All other Indian festivals are celebrated as per the lunar calendar, which make their days of celebration on the solar calendar vary every year. The difference is easy to see. In India, we follow a lunar calendar; the moon goes from new moon to new moon or ...