Rosh Hashanah http://redriverradio.org en History Matters: Happy New Year, unless history has its say http://redriverradio.org/post/history-matters-happy-new-year-unless-history-has-its-say <p>With the new calendar year, people automatically greet each other with a "Happy New Year." But history has a few things to say about what calendar system is crunching the numbers. Commentator Gary Joiner interweaves math and religion in this installment of History Matters.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:27:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 37906 at http://redriverradio.org History Matters: Happy New Year, unless history has its say The Jewish New Year: Music and Inspirational Teachings from the Kabbalah http://redriverradio.org/post/jewish-new-year-music-and-inspirational-teachings-kabbalah-1 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Monday, September 9 at 2 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Music and teachings from the Jewish mystical </span>tradition<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on the High Holy Days. &nbsp;Each year, on the evening of the new moon, the beginning of the month of </span>Tishrei<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the Jewish lunar calendar, Jewish people around the world begin a period of prayer and self-examination that ends, ten days later, with a twenty-four hour fast. These are the High Holy Days, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. These days are a time to reflect on the past year and to realign life with truth and wisdom, to prepare for a new year&#39;s challenges. In this program, </span>Kabbalistic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> teacher, therapist, and author of &quot;Sacred Therapy,&quot; Estelle </span>Frankel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Cantor Richard Kaplan share the depths of insight accumulated by the Jewish mystical tradition of the </span>Kabbalah<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They discuss the insights in stories, teachings and music, gathered from that rich tradition.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:29:57 +0000 33047 at http://redriverradio.org The Jewish New Year: Music and Inspirational Teachings from the Kabbalah Remember Us Unto Life with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch http://redriverradio.org/post/remember-us-unto-life-rabbi-ismar-schorsch <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, September 8 at 6 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Host Larry </span>Josephson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Rabbi </span>Ismar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Schorsch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the Jewish High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age. &nbsp;The Jewish High Holy Days are the most solemn time on the Jewish calendar. The ten-day period between &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rosh Hashanah&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(The Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are a period of renewal and reflection. Larry </span>Josephson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Rabbi </span>Ismar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Schorsch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age. Music appropriate to the High Holy Days is interspersed throughout.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 32473 at http://redriverradio.org Remember Us Unto Life with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch Birthday of the World Part 1: Rosh Hashanah http://redriverradio.org/post/birthday-world-part-1-rosh-hashanah <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Tuesday, September 3 at 2&nbsp;p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Music and Liturgy for Rosh Hashanah, (The Jewish New Year) Sung by The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Wind with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard </span>Nimoy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In this classic&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">performance, Leonard </span>Nimoy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Jewish liturgical tradition, performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Wind. Mr. </span>Nimoy's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> timeless narration focuses on the universal themes of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">redemption and divine forgiveness. "Sung by The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">with outstanding cantors, this is an ideal High Holy Days service with a splendid&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">narration by Leonard </span>Nimoy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the performance is outstanding for the beauty of its&nbsp;</span></div><div>artistry.</div><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32476 at http://redriverradio.org Birthday of the World Part 1: Rosh Hashanah Birthday of the World Part 1 http://redriverradio.org/post/birthday-world-part-1 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. </strong><span class="piece-description-lead">Music and Liturgy for </span><span class="piece-description-lead">Rosh Hashanah</span><span class="piece-description-lead">, (The Jewish New Year) Sung by The Western Wind with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. </span>In this classic performance, Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition, performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. Mr. Nimoy's timeless narration focuses on the universal themes of redemption and divine forgiveness. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Leonard Nemoy 17018 at http://redriverradio.org Birthday of the World Part 1