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Happy Rosh Hashanah from Jerusalem
September 13, 2012

Happy Rosh Hashanah from Jerusalem!

We would like to wish all our subscribers a very special New Year!

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is almost upon us. It’s been an eventful year here in Jerusalem, with many exciting new cultural events to report, as well as for us at

If you haven’t visited us in a while, we’re in the midst of upgrading our site to provide you with the best user experience possible as you plan your journey to Jerusalem. Please drop by and check out our new look and features, and especially our monthly events calendar.

We’re also offering you a Rosh Hashanah gift, a pretty Tefillat Haderech, the traditional Jewish Travelers Prayer, in English and Hebrew, which you can download here. Print to frame or print it small to carry with you when you travel. May all your journeys be blessed!

The scent of baking challah and other holiday cooking is drifting in the streets as Jerusalemites prepare for the holiday. Want to fill your home with the smell of Rosh Hashanah? Try our honey challah recipe. It’s sure to add a touch of sweetness to your meal. We also found this very nice step-by-step guide to the Rosh Hashanah evening meal that you might enjoy.

As another year draws to a close, and a new one dawns, I attended the City of David’s annual Biblical archaeology conference.

Walking through three thousand years of Jerusalem’s history gives one a new perspective on our generations’ place as just one link a long, on-going chain!

Remember that you can send us your prayers and we’ll place them in the Western Wall in Jerusalem for you. (Your prayers are strictly confidential and are deleted from our system as soon as they are delivered to the Wall.)

This is a free service that we consider a privilege to provide. Jewish tradition, however, teaches that prayer and charity, together, have the power to change Divine decrees. So please consider super-charging your prayer with a donation to our charity fund for disabled children in Jerusalem. Your donation, however small, would help provide much needed services, therapy and medications for severely disabled children in Jerusalem.

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May you have a Shana Tova – a good year, a healthy, joyful, successful one!

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We hope to see you soon in our favorite city. May you have a wonderful holiday!

Blessings from Jerusalem,

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