Music in Jewish worship can be high art or popular song, by solo expression or with group participation.
Prayer in Hebrew, even in when the language is unfamiliar, can have an emotional impact, which is deepened by an understanding of key concepts and words.
The first day of the year becomes the day of judgment.
Piyyutim permeate the High Holiday liturgy.
A selection of piyyutim from the Rosh Hashanah Amidah
The days in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are an important component in the process of repentance.
This Jewish month marks the period of soul-searching leading up to the High Holidays.
The memorial service is added to the holiday cycle four times a year
After the destruction of the second Temple, the focus of the holiday changes.