Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Liturgical Themes

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

What Happens in Synagogue on Rosh Hashanah

Highlights of the Jewish New Year prayer services.

Shofar History and Tradition

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

On Rosh Hashanah It Is Inscribed

Rosh Hashanah is called Yom Ha-Din, the day we stand in judgment before God.

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.

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.