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Welcome to The Start of Rosh Hashanah!

Rosh Hashanah takes place on the first day of Tishri, the seventh month in the Hebrew religious calendar. The name means "beginning of the year" in Hebrew, and it is also celebrated as the Jewish New Year, as it is the start of the new year on the Jewish civil calendar. It takes place 163 days after the start of Passover, and is the first day of a ten day period of self-examination and repentance called Yamim Noraim, which ends with Yom Kippur. It is observed by Jews throughout the world and is a public holiday in Israel.

Some celebrate Rosh Hashanah for just a day, but for many, it lasts for two days. It is a day of rest and prayer, where only a limited amount of work can be done. Many people of the Jewish faith take the day off from their jobs, and much time is spent in the synagogue. It is also a day of judgment, where God judges people on their deeds from the past year, and people ask for forgiveness from others for their past deeds as well. A shofar, made from the horn of a ram or another animal, is blown to symbolically wake up people of the Jewish faith and to alert them to and prepare them for God's judgment. In addition, the day is a time of remembrance when the creation of the world is commemorated.


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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star big-man recruit explodes in national rankings (itlh; Adler)

Numerous recruiting services have refreshed their 2024 national rankings lately, and Syracuse basketball target Thomas Sorber has seen his ratings absolutely skyrocket.

The four-star Sorber, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward/center from Philadelphia, received a scholarship offer from the Orange coaching staff in late August, around the time of the team’s annual Elite Camp.



He is a junior at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia and suits up on the AAU circuit for the Philadelphia-based Team Final in Nike’s EYBL league.

Sorber had an excellent sophomore term for Archbishop Ryan and fared quite well in grassroots basketball this spring and summer. As such, his offer list is growing and his national rankings are rising.

Syracuse basketball faces expanding competition for four-star big man Thomas Sorber.

Besides the Orange, Sorber recently picked up an offer from Penn State. His offer sheet also includes Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Georgetown, Providence, Mississippi State, Richmond, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Bryant, George Mason, Drexel and Albany.

When ESPN updated its 2024 national rankings, Sorber checked in here as four stars, No. 52 overall, No. 9 at center and No. 2 in Pennsylvania.

In the latest ratings from , Sorber is four stars and moved up 22 placements, from No. 111 to No. 89 across the country within his cycle.

I was a little surprised to see him as three stars per 247Sports, but this recruiting Web site does rank Sorber at No. 108 overall, No. 16 at center and No. 6 in Pennsylvania.
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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star target makes one of biggest jumps in rankings (itlh; Adler)

Ever since Syracuse basketball coaches offered a scholarship to underrated and talented 2024 shooting guard Elijah Moore this past spring, I’ve been prognosticating that the lethal four-star prospect from New York City should reside within the top 50 across the country in his class.

The 6-foot-4 Moore is getting there. When recently updated its national rankings for the junior cycle, he boasted one of the largest gains nationwide in these latest 2024 ratings.

, now, places Moore as four stars and No. 68 overall. Previously, this recruiting service had him at No. 104, meaning that Moore climbed by a whopping 36 spots.

Additionally, when 247Sports recently refreshed its 2024 rankings, it put Moore as four stars, No. 73 nationally, No. 13 at shooting guard and No. 3 in the state of New York.

Syracuse basketball is recruiting 2024 four-star guard Elijah Moore hard.

In recent articles about Moore, and interviews given by him, the Orange has been noted as among the college squads presently recruiting him the hardest.

Moore recently told Zach Smart in an interview on nychoops. that some of the programs he has already forged “close ties” with are Syracuse basketball, Mississippi State, UConn, Notre Dame and Seton Hall.

Not too long ago, Alabama and California offered Moore. His offer sheet also includes Seton Hall, Xavier, Connecticut, St. John’s, VCU, Mississippi State, Bryant, Temple, Saint Peter’s, Columbia, Fordham, Saint Joseph’s and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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Monday Musings: Which Basketball Recruits Make Sense for Adam Weitsman NIL Opportunity? (SI; $; McAllister)

Adam Weitsman, a longtime supporter of Syracuse Athletics, recently announced through Syracuse.com that he is prepared to offer NIL deals of up to $1 million for one "five star" basketball and football prospect each year. While it is probably too far into the 2023 cycle for that to have an impact, the 2024 and 2025 cycles could prove fruitful for the Orange basketball program if that promise comes to be. Here are some prospects in each class that would make sense to take advantage of such a financial opportunity. Subscribe for full article

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Mar 1, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers forward John Hugley (23) shoots against the Duke Blue Devils during the first half at the Petersen Events Center. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

ACC Preview #13 - Pitt (DBR; King)

Jeff Capel got a bit of heat last season with Pitt finishing 11-21 and 6-14 in the ACC. Pitt has now had six losing seasons in a row, and that gets old for anyone, and certainly for fans.

But not for Pitt AD Heather Lyke, at least not yet.

Lyke endorsed Capel last spring despite the difficult season, saying that “[y]ou don’t make personnel decisions based on buyouts at the end of the day. You do it based on the ability and the leadership qualities of that person and your confidence in them and their belief in what they’re doing. That’s why we kept Jeff.”

Capel is under contract through 2027 but her confidence must have come as welcome news.

So far he is 51-69 at Pitt. At VCU, he was 79-41 and at Oklahoma 96-69. Things ended badly at Oklahoma, but Capel had the Sooners, at one point, at #1 in the country.

So why have things been so difficult at Pitt?

It’s hard to say from the outside. Pitt has had some talent but the idea that Capel would go there and keep recruiting like he did at Duke was probably unfair. Pitt is not Duke. It hasn’t even been Pitt for awhile.

The situation two years ago when Xavier Johnson and Au’Diese Toney, both talented players, left the team near the end of the season by mutual agreement with Capel, was concerning. They followed the talented Trey McGowens, who had left the season before.

Pitt had a lot to overcome last season and started with losses to the Citadel, Vanderbilt, UMBC and Monmouth in their first 10 games.

They did beat St. John’s, a dispirited Louisville, Syracuse, and UNC in February when the Heels were starting to heat up.


But basically it was another tough season.

Pitt lost two player the old fashioned way as Mouhamadou Gueye and Chayce Smith finished their full four (or five or six, who the hell knows anymore?) at Pitt. Gueye is playing pro ball on some level while Chase moves on as a grad student hoping to land somewhere else. He was a walk-on so it’s not a big loss.

What is a big deal are some of the transfers out: Noah Collier left for William & Mary, Chris Payton relocated to Kent State, Onyebuch Ezeakudo moved down to Radford, Dan Oladapo is in Durham at NCCU, Ithiel Horton will play for Johnny Dawkins at Central Florida , Femi Odukale is off to Seton Hall and Max Amaduson joins St. Bonaventure

Some of those guys are no big loss when it comes to minutes and production, but Horton and Odukale got heavy minutes and Ezeakudo was in the rotation as well. Those departures are significant.

But John Hugley is back, and that’s huge. And at 6-9 and 265, so is Hugley. He averaged 14.9 ppg last year and 7.9 rebounds. He’s the tentpole for this team.

William Jeffress, a 6-7 junior, is also back but just when is uncertain. He injured his left foot and is expected back around late October. He didn’t have gaudy stats but he did play 20 minutes a night so his value is clear to Capel.

Nike Sibande and Charlotte native Jamarius Burton, both 6-4, are back and should give Pitt a solid pair of guards.

Nate Santos, a 6-7 freshman, got about 12.8 mpg last season. His shooting was dreadful: 22 percent on threes, 32.1 percent overall and 62.5 percent from the line. Shot Doctor, are you in the house? Code Blue! Stat!
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For this episode, we finish breaking down the 2022-2023 NC State Men's Basketball team, along with discussing our expectations for the season!

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In this file photo, an actor pops out for a scare at Frightmare Farms Haunted Scream Park in Palermo, N.Y. Matt Adams | madams@syracuse.com |

Halloween 2022: Haunted houses, hayrides, ghost tours, more in Central New York (PS; Herbert)

If you’re looking for a screaming good time, check out our list of 2022 Halloween events in Central New York.

There are more than a dozen haunted houses in the Syracuse area, plus spooky hayrides, trails of terror, ghost tours, scream parks and more thrills. Highlights include a new “devil’s dungeon slide to hell” at Fright Nights, a hearse ride with open casket seats at The Last Ride, a zombie zip line at Greek Peak, a Halloween bar crawl in downtown Syracuse, and chances to hear real ghost stories.

But beware: Some places are not recommended for younger audiences and may require cash only. (Also, make sure you’ve got someone to hold your hand if you scare easily!)

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Frightmare Farms Haunted Scream Park

What: Frightmare Farms’ Haunted Scream Park, located half an hour outside of Syracuse, features a haunted house, twisted labyrinth (“blood moon rising”), a condemned mine trail, and a haunted hayride through the forest. Voted scariest experience by syracuse.com readers.

When: Fridays and Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 29, plus Sunday Oct. 9 and 23 from 6:45-9 p.m.

Where: 4816 State Route 49, Palermo, N.Y. 13069

Price: $17 for one attraction, $27 for two, $33 for three, $40 for four; or $65 for VIP admission (skip the line) to all four attractions. Get $2 off with valid Military, Police, Fire, EMS, or college student ID.
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