new year

Peter Haden / WLRN

Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – began the evening of Oct. 2. And for the more than half a million Jews living in South Florida, the holiday is brought in with a familiar sound: the shofar.


The shofar is an ancient musical instrument made from a hollowed-out ram's horn. The rabbi blows it at the end of the Rosh Hashanah service, after Yom Kippur and at other times during the High Holidays.

Sammy Mack

This is the time of year that we at WLRN like to think back and remember the stories that we found especially entertaining – the kinds of stories that put Florida on the map through such twitter accounts as @_FloridaMan, @_Flor1daWoman and, of course, Seth Meyers’ Late Night Show Game “Fake or Florida?

The New Tropic, Monica McGivern / via Facebook

"Best of 2015" lists have been circulating everywhere – best albums, worst movies and top headlines.

We at WLRN have been doing our fair share of that, but we also know that sometimes the most important things in people's lives are not the stuff of headlines – birthdays, new jobs or a big move.

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Happy New Year!

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