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What is Zionism?

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On today’s program, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein teaches that Zionism is a modern-day political movement whose aim was to provide a national homeland for the Jewish people.

Celebration at Migdal HaEmek

Rosh Hashanah— A New Beginning

September 22, 2017

On today’s program, Yael Eckstein recounts her memories of Rosh Hashanah as a child.


Bar Sheshet shofar in Haifa

Rosh Hashanah — The Sounding of the Shofar

September 21, 2017

On today’s program, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein teaches us that on Rosh Hashanah, a key ritual is the blowing of the shofar, or ram's horn.


gavel and scales

Rosh Hashanah — Our Free Will

September 20, 2017

On today’s program, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains how in the Jewish faith, sin is a proclivity, not a condition of our humanness.


prayer book, shofar and tallis

Rosh Hashanah— Head of the Year

September 19, 2017

As Jews worldwide begin observing the High Holy Days, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein teaches about the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.