Days of Awe

What Is Shabbat Shuvah?

The Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur emphasizes themes of return and repentance.

How to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah

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

What Happens in Synagogue on Rosh Hashanah

Highlights of the High Holidays prayer services.

The Differences Between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

There is a change of mood from the beginning to the end of the 10 days of repentance.

The 10 Days of Repentance

The days in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are an important component in the process of repentance.

Selichot: Prayers of Repentance

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

The High Holidays

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

On Rosh Hashanah It Is Inscribed

Rosh Hashanah is called Yom Ha-Din, the day we stand in judgment before God.

Book of Life

The life and death imagery of Rosh Hashanah is meant to spur people to improve their behavior.