NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rosh Hashanah begins Monday night time.
Within the midst of the pandemic, some congregations are fastidiously planning to assemble in particular person, whereas others will join just about, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Friday.
Photographs from years previous to the COVID-19 pandemic present the 1000’s of individuals usually drawn to the Jacob Javits Heart at no cost Rosh Hashanah companies with Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBTQ synagogue, which is predicated in Chelsea.
However for a second straight 12 months, the clergy will livestream prayers on-line.
“We’ve got folks from 14 completely different nations and from 40 completely different states becoming a member of us,” stated Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. “We’ve got to know that it’s our obligation if we’re alive at this minute to reside our lives as absolutely as we probably can.”
A deeper yearning for human connection is why Chabad of the Higher East Facet stated there’s extra curiosity in companies this 12 months than years previous.
“Due to the isolation, I feel for many individuals, it truly highlighted for them the significance of group,” stated Rabbi Ben Tzion Krasnianski.
Rabbi Mark Wildes of the Manhattan Jewish Expertise, which caters to adults of their 20s and 30s, defined the which means of the vacation and the signature sounds of the shofar.
“Rosh Hashanah can be a time to ask ourselves why we exist,” stated Rabbi Wildes. “The shofar is a ram’s horn that we sound. It’s imagined to be like a shrill. It’s imagined to form of shake us out of our slumber.”
It’s additionally customary to eat sure meals as a part of the Rosh Hashanah feast.
At Balaboosta within the West Village, Rosh Hashanah meal kits are able to be delivered to households who didn’t wish to prepare dinner. The restaurant shall be serving holiday-themed meals all week.
Households have completely different traditions of what they may eat on Rosh Hashanah, however everybody has apples and honey for a candy new 12 months.
And a spherical challah to represent the circle of life.
Earlier than consuming, everybody needs one another L’shanah tovah – to a superb new 12 months.
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