Archive for September 8th, 2009

Holiday Invite: High Holy Days on the Net

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Shanah Tova!
Happy New Year!

With the Jewish season of the High Holy Days upon us, we are delighted to invite you to come join our High Holiday Day celebrations at Holidays on the Net.

The Jewish High Holy Days refer to the ten-day period between the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, when Rosh Hashanah begins, and the tenth day of the month, when Yom Kippur falls.

These two holidays are the most significant in the Jewish calendar, a time rich in religious, spiritual and historical symbolism. On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish people celebrate the beginning of a new year. The holiday is commemorated with special services, such as Tashlich (casting off of one’s sins), and the blowing of the shofar (and here). Rosh Hashanah is also a sacred time for ritualized family gatherings and sweet festive meals. And make your celebration a sweet and tasty one with our delicious holiday recipes.

Get the little ones interested in the holiday with our selection of fun and entertaining Rosh Hashanah crafts and holiday related coloring pictures. Send holiday greetings to your friends and family with our Rosh Hashanah eGreeting Cards.

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the Days of Awe. During this ten-day period, the Jewish people stand before G-d, praying for forgiveness for their sins and hoping to be inscribed in the Book of Life. Then on Yom Kippur, which is also called the Day of Atonement, the Jewish people fast for 25 hours, during which they atone for their sins.

We hope that you will find something at Holidays on the Net that will help you better enjoy and appreciate these High Holy Days. We really look forward to seeing you at our High Holy Days celebration!

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday September 18. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on September 27.

Happy Holidays and Shanah Tova!

Louie and the Elves
Holidays on the Net

(September 08) Tonight we're celebrating . . .  Worldwide Moment

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
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Can you imagine people from every country in the world
participating in a simultaneous moment of peace?

Worldwide Moment
Worldwide Moment is an organization that works to foster peace and international cooperation through photography, will hold its annual photo shoot on Sept. 09 (Sept. 08 in US*).

Worldwide Moment encourages citizens of every nation to participate by taking a photograph on Sept. 9, 2009 at 9:09 a.m. in the +09GMT time zone, or 09.09.09+09GMT@09:09. In New York the moment will occur at 08:09 p.m. on Sept. 08* (05:09PM in Los Angeles*).

Over 1,000 photographers from 75 countries will celebrate international peace and artistic collaboration by simultaneously taking a picture.

The event is the creation of the photographer and filmmaker Brett Brownell.

“Worldwide Moment allows people around the world to represent their country as an artist and an activist,” Brownell said. “Whether young or old, amateur or professional,film or digital, Polaroid or camera phone, this is for everyone.”

Photographers can pledge to participate at the Worldwide Moment website. After the Moment occurs, photos and their stories will be submitted to the Web site. The collection will be available online, in gallery showings and as a book to benefit international charities.

*09.09.09+09GMT@09:09 is the time of the Worldwide Moment in Japan. In the US here are the Worldwide Moment times for your timezone:

EDT: 09/08/09 @ 08:09 PM
CDT: 09/08/09 @ 07:09 PM
DMT: 09/08/09 @ 06:09 PM
PDT: 09/08/09 @ 05:09 PM
ADT (Alaska): 09/08/09 @ 04:09 PM
HDT: (Hawaii): 09/08/09 @ 02:09 PM

For more information, or to upload your pictures, visit the http://www.worldwidemoment.org/ website

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah 2009 (09/08)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 08 : 10 days to Rosh Hashanah

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year?

The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah is widely known and celebrated as the New Years Day of the Jewish calendar, but…

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah actually has a fourfold meaning?

It is the Jewish New Year, the Day of Remembrance, the Day of Shofar Blowing, and…

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah is also referred to as the Day of Judgment?

This moniker invokes the Jewish belief that on Rosh Hashanah, G-d judges each person and determines his or her fate for the coming year.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

Our countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days begins today. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday September 18, 2009.

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(September 08) Today we're celebrating . . .  Play Days

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009


Play Days (09/08-12)
<sigh> The summers over. The 3 day weekend is over. Its back to the real world kiddies! Damn work sucks! </sigh>

Well don’t get too down cause there’s some hope for us yet. The HUMOR Project hopes to show that while it may be called work, we can still “play” just a little while longer. By using humor, make your workplace a better, more humorous and maybe even an enjoyable place to work.

photo credit: via flickr
link: The HUMOR Project

(September 08) Today we're celebrating . . .  Star Trek Day

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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Star Trek Day
“Beam me up Scotty” cause its the 43rd anniversary of Star Trek, which premiered September 08th 1966 on NBC!

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