Mahzor Contents: A Guide to the High Holidays Prayers
The High Holiday prayer book emphasize the themes of the Days of Awe — introspection and repentance
Text of Avinu Malkeinu
This series of petitions addressed to "Our Father, Our King," is recited on Yom Kippur and other fast days.
Kol Nidrei: The Power of Words
Why does the holiest day of the Jewish year begin with a dry legal formula renouncing vows?
Unetaneh Tokef: Do We Control our Fate?
The High Holiday 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.
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.
Eileh Ezkarah for Pittsburgh
A prayer for the eleven Jews massacred on October 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue.
A religious poem recited on the High Holidays that is meant to strike fear in us.
The Shofar Blasts
The ram's horn is blown on the High Holidays in three specific ways.
Hineni: A Prayer for the Ability to Pray
This meditation traditionally recited by the cantor on the High Holidays is unique for being worded in the first-person singular.
Text of Tashlich
This prayer is traditionally recited on Rosh Hashanah by a flowing body of water.