Tag Archives: Jewish New Year

Israel: Days of Awe

After the shofar is blown on Rosh Hashana, for ten days the Jewish people pray, repent and perform good deeds in hopes of cancelling the previous year’s sins, and ensure their names are written in the “The Book of Life” on Yom Kippur.

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Israel: Population hits 8-million mark on Jewish New Year

As Israel heads into the holiday season, an annual report by the Central Bureau of Statistics has estimated its population at 8.081 million.

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