In the spirit of Rosh Hashana, I want to wish each and every one of you, the United with Israel family, a Shana Tova – a happy and healthy New Year filled with God's blessing. I have some spiritual insights to share with you.

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Meislish, a Holocaust survivor who eventually found his way to Chicago, where he became a prominent rabbi, tells his personal and fascinating story of a shofar-blowing in Auschwitz.

Why did God choose the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, as the 'Day of Judgment,' and what are this holiday's wider implications for the rest of the world?

The way that Jewish people greet each other on Rosh Hashana is, frankly, a fascinating subject on its own, reflecting the different cultures, communities and levels of observance.

The shofar, essentially a wake-up call, is sounded at least 30 times on Rosh Hashana. How much does it take to wake us up?

In addition to its religious dimension, Rosh Hashana represents a rich cultural experience. Families cook a variety of aromatic foods to be served over two days of feasting in celebration of the Jewish New Year.