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WATCH Shana Tova Video Messages from Israel’s PM Netanyahu & the IDF



Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new year’s greetings for Rosh Hashanah.
Shana Tova!


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….and from the IDF:


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Happy Rosh HaShanah


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The Few Jews in Island Struggle to Keep the Faith

With no rabbi, no synagogue & a majority of interfaith marriages, Iceland’s few Jews find unique ways of keeping Jewish tradition alive …with a little help from their friends.

By Jenna Gottlieb, The Forward 

Iceland has no synagogue, no rabbis, no Jewish community center or organized structure. In fact, Judaism is not even one of Iceland’s state-recognized religions.

Reykjavík, Iceland's largest metropolitan area, seen from Hallgrímskirkja's steeple.

Reykjavík, Iceland’s largest metropolitan area, seen from Hallgrímskirkja’s steeple. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons

Still, Iceland has about 100 Jews who call this North Atlantic island home. And last year, roughly 50 of them gathered in a hall downtown on Erev Rosh Hashanah for services — a proportion of prayer attendance that rabbis in many other countries would give their left arms to achieve.

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U.S. President will visit Great Synagogue of Stockholm on Rosh Hashanah

During U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Sweden, he’s scheduled to visit the Great Synagogue of Stockholm on the Jewish New Year.



President Barack Obama is slated to visit the Great Synagogue of Stockholm during his visit to Sweden.

Great Synagogue of Stockholm – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Obama, who will arrive in the Swedish capital Wednesday on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, is en route to the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Svenska Dagbladet reported Thursday.

The U.S. embassy in Stockholm confirmed that the president will visit the synagogue and a memorial monument for Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

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