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This week in Jerusalem

by michael September 25 2008
This week in JerusalemFor the kidsHolidaysThings to do
Rosh Hashana deliciousness.
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Are you feeling duly penitent? Did you say sorry like we told you to? Good! With that ritual chest-beating out of the way, you've earned a bit of fun in these few remaining days before fall holiday season officially kicks off with Rosh Hashana this Monday. And as usual, we have the good leads:

  • It might help your Rosh Hashana penitence to remind yourself how insignificant you are in the cosmic scheme of things, and for that, there's nothing better than stargazing at the Hebrew University tonight.
  • Don't feel like paying 500 NIS to hear Paul McCartney spend 20 endless minutes going "na-na-na-nananana"? Then just swing by Stardust tonight for a night of Beatles nostalgia at a much friendlier price.
  • The Front Stage series of outdoor concerts light up Jerusalem for the last time (this year) tomorrow, with much rootickal riddims inna Zion.
  • Let your kids clamber about the alleyways of Yemin Moshe to the sounds of singing and stories Saturday as "Where Is Mrs. Gabbai?" runs once again.
  • Are you a Christian? Are you feeling a little left out by all this Jewish and Muslim holiday bustle? Don't worry: you've still got the Feast of the Cross to look forward to, and Beit Shmuel is going on a Saturday church tour in its honor.
  • Jews symbolically cast away their sins on Rosh Hashana by throwing bread into water in a ceremony called Tashlikh - but with no real flowing water in the city, Jerusalemites have to get creative. See the city's tashlikh solutions in a Beit Shmuel tour on Tuesday.
  • And of course, the end of a holiday calls for only one kind of celebration: a Big Tisch. Join Moshe Lahav at the Yellow Submarine on Wednesday night.
Expect things to start picking up once the crush of holidays passes, and in the meantime, don't forget to check out the complete listings for the week in our Events section. And don't miss our special holiday content in the coming days and weeks. Shanah tovah!

Image courtesy of stu_spivack from Flickr under a Creative Commons License.
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