Jewish community celebrates new beginnings

10.10.2011                      12.Tischrei. 5772

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Jewish community celebrates new beginnings

Reykjavik community holds formal Rosh Hashana services with a rabbi and a Torah scroll for first time since end of WWII.

Nearly half an hour after Rosh Hashanah services were set to begin, the congregation in this chilly city still was one man short of a minyan. But as the small group of Jewish expats and their Icelandic spouses mingled and waited, no one complained.
After all, what's 30 minutes to a community that's been waiting more than 60 years?…