Rosh Hashanah Roundup

By Sarah Breger

Fashion week drew to a close yesterday and some of the hottest designs were from Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg and Isaac Mizrachi. Find out about their previous lives as Ralph Rueben Lifshitz, Diane Simone Michelle Halfin and … Isaac Mizrahi, in Moment‘s feature story From Ghetto to Glamour: How American Jews Toppled Paris Couture and Redesigned the Fashion Industry. [Moment]

Paul Vitello of The New York Times has a small profile on Max Fuchs, who as a solider in World War II led a battleside prayer service in Aachen, Germany. “The first Jewish religious service broadcast from Germany since the advent of Hitler,” was broadcast by NBC and forgotten. The recording has recently been incorporated into a short video produced by AJC and has become somewhat of a YouTube sensation. If you listen closely in the video, you can hear artillery shells falling as Fuchs sings the Yigdal prayer. [NYT, AJC]

In case you need a quick pick-me-up from synagogue, Tablet has a few Rosh Hashanah inspired cocktails. [Tablet]

Holiday Greetings from Obama. [White House blog]

And from Kanye:

2 responses to “Rosh Hashanah Roundup

  1. President Obama said it just right: Kanye IS a jackass!

  2. Ha ha ha ha, awesome!

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