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Shiva: What You Need to Know

Questions and answers about traditions for the seven-day Jewish mourning period.

Timeline of Jewish Mourning

Key Jewish milestones after the loss of a loved one

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosh Hashanah

Impress your friends and family with these little-known facts about the Jewish New Year.

Ending Shiva

Getting up and walking around the block marks the end of a week of mourning.

Ask the Expert: Why Blow the Shofar?

Why we blow a ram's horn on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Ask the Expert: Apologizing

How should I say I'm sorry?

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder

This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.

Text of the Mourner’s Kaddish

The prayer traditionally recited for the dead, in Aramaic, transliteration and English translation.

Tashlich, the Symbolic Casting Off of Sins

A Rosh Hashanah ritual for the whole family.

How to Prepare for Rosh Hashanah

During the month of Elul, prayers to say and vows to renounce.