After feasting for two days on festive Rosh Hashanah meals, there no doubt are many of us who have sworn off food today. But there are others who are doing thesame for religious rather than dietary reasons.
That’s because the day after Rosh Hashanah on the Jewish calendar is Tzom Gedaliah, the Fast of Gedaliah, a little-known minor fast (meaning it is “only” from dawn to dark, unlike Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av, which start the night before).
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Adam Dickter, Assistant Managing Editor
With speculation building about former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee running alongside John McCain, the former presidential contender is bound for Israel courtesy of Ateret Cohanim, a group that wants to increase Jewish presence in Jerusalem.
Monday, May 19th, 2008
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a dropout from the GOP presidential field who said on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” that he’d love to be John McCain’s running mate, will appear at the New York dinner of the Jerusalem Reclamation Project on June 2.
The organization, also known as Ateret Cohanim, is devoted to buying formerly Jewish property in and around Jerusalem’s Old City to strengthen Jewish presence there.