Friday, September 18, 2020

Kansas City Celebrates Rosh Hashanah

An important faith community note for our late night denizens and friends of the blog.

An educational note — Rosh Hashanah has begun: What to know about the two-day Jewish holiday that leads into Yom Kippur

And then a worthwhile local angle:

The High Holidays Bring Kansas City Jews Together To Hear The Shofar. That's Not Easy In A Pandemic

Every day for the last month, at around 9:45 a.m., my mom has blown a ram's horn - known as a shofar - inside her small Overland Park apartment. In case you've never heard a shofar, it makes airy blasts that can be quick, tight and persistent, or drawn out, hollow-sounding and plaintive.