Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year at Home

The central home ritual of Rosh Hashanah consists of a special festive meal.

Why Do Some Jews Visit Uman for Rosh Hashanah?

The Ukrainian city has been a site for Hasidic pilgrimage for more than 200 years since the death of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

V’chol Ma’amimim: Speaking Order into Chaos

From the depths of uncertainty, this High Holiday prayer invites us to call out the steadfast faith we wish we felt.

What is Elul?

The month prior to the Jewish new year is a time of introspection and personal stock-taking.

How to Find a Mahzor (High Holiday Prayer Book)

Options for purchasing printed books and downloading free PDFs.

9 Jewish Things About Pomegranates

Why this ancient fruit is a Jewish symbol.

Beyond Apples and Honey: Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashanah

Recipes for traditional and meaningful Jewish new year delicacies.

How Rosh Hashanah Became New Year’s Day

In the Torah, the beginning of the year was clearly set in the spring. So what happened?

Reflections for Elul

Four prominent Jewish thinkers share jewels of wisdom in preparation for the High Holidays.

Unetaneh Tokef: Do We Control our Fate?

The prayer that asks us to consider our mortality is an urgent call to examine our lives.

Rosh Hashanah Musaf: A Call to Change Your Life

The Rosh Hashanah Musaf is the core of the service — and where we find its most iconic prayers and resonant themes.

Do Jews Send Rosh Hashanah Cards?

Jews have been sending New Years' greetings by mail for centuries.