A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Shona Tova 5774 שנה טובה

Wishing my Jewish readers L'Shona Tova for Rosh Hashonah (or Rosh Hashanah if you prefer), which begins at sundown. And best wishes for the High Holy Days.

And further proof that new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has a different style than his predecessor, the notorious Holocaust-denying Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:
And a little nostalgia reminding us of a rather different time in the Middle East: Egyptian President Muhammad Naguib visiting the Adly Street Synagogue in Cairo 60 years ago for Rosh Hashonah, September 10, 1953, with the Chief Rabbi:

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