Rosh Hashanah

Beyond Apples and Honey: Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashanah

Recipes for traditional and meaningful Jewish new year delicacies.

Tashlich, the Symbolic Casting Off of Sins

A Rosh Hashanah ritual for the whole family.

Rosh Hashanah Liturgical Themes

The focus is on God, humanity and the relationship between the two.

The Jewish New Year at Home

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

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.

Is it OK to do this on Rosh Hashanah?

Prohibitions on activities on the Jewish new year are similar to Shabbat, but with a few important differences.

Why Does Rosh Hashanah Last for Two Days?

The Jewish new year celebration is two days long.

How to Greet Someone on Rosh Hashanah

Various greetings are used when wishing someone a happy Jewish new year.

Rosh Hashanah Customs

How to celebrate the Jewish New Year at home.

Shofar History and Tradition

The shofar is mentioned in the Torah. An instruction manual, straight from the sources.

Unetaneh Tokef: Do We Control our Fate?

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

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.