Rosh Hashanah


Rosh Hashanah FAQ: All About the Jewish New Year

Your Rosh Hashanah questions answered.


What is a Shofar?

Blowing the ram's horn on the High Holidays.


Ask the Expert: The Lowdown on High Holiday Tickets

Why many synagogues are "pay to pray" -- and options for those on a budget.

Rosh Hashanah 2017

When is Rosh Hashanah this year?

Must-Know Rosh Hashanah Words and Phrases

Your glossary for the Jewish new year

Tashlich, the Symbolic Casting Off of Sins

A Rosh Hashanah ritual for the whole family.

Rosh Hashanah Customs

Suggestions for bringing the messages of the New Year home from synagogue.

The High Holidays

A guide to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the days in between.

Prayer Services of Rosh Hashanah

The unique New Year prayers vividly recall the major themes of the holiday.

The Mahzor, or High Holiday Prayer Book

A prayer book for the High Holidays.

Rosh Hashanah Quiz

Do you know how to celebrate the Jewish New Year?

How to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah

During the month of Elul, prayers to say and vows to renounce.

Rosh Hashanah 101

The Jewish new year is a time of rejoicing and of serious introspection.

Selichot: Prayers of Repentance

These special prayers are recited during the month preceding Rosh Hashanah.