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.

wake-up call

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?

shofar

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.