Rosh Hashanah Liturgical Themes

The focus is on God, humanity, and the relationship between the two.

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Judgment, as we have seen, stems from the idea that Rosh Hashanah is the time of God's remembrance, when God fulfills His word and remembers us for good. Throughout the Mahzor [holiday prayer book],these themes repeat themselves, reminding us that we live in a created world, under the sovereignty of a God who cares for us and holds us responsible for our actions.

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Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer

Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer is a former President of the International Rabbinical Assembly, he is one of the founders of the Masorti Movement in Israel and is currently Head of the Masorti Beth Din in Israel.