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.
Articles by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer
Shofar History and Tradition
The shofar is mentioned in the Torah. An instruction manual, straight from the sources.
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 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 Month of Elul
This Jewish month marks the period of soul-searching leading up to the High Holidays.
On Rosh Hashanah It Is Inscribed
Rosh Hashanah is called Yom Ha-Din, the day we stand in judgment before God.
Closing the Season of Repentance
Hoshanah Rabbah, the seventh day of Sukkot, marks the thematic end of the High Holiday period.
Yizkor: The Jewish Memorial Service
The memorial service is added to the holiday cycle four times a year
Ancient Yom Kippur Observances
How the Day of Atonement was marked before the destruction of the Second Temple.