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.
The meaning of the holiday changes over time.
A religious poem that is meant to strike fear in us.
The focus is on God, humanity, and the relationship between the two.
A selection of piyyutim from the Rosh Hashanah Amidah
Piyyutim permeate the High Holiday liturgy.
The additional Amidah contains the major themes of the holiday season.
There is a change of mood from the beginning to the end of the ten days of repentance.