Rosh Hashanah

Book of Life - I heard the idea that during the High Holidays, God writes one's name in a book. Where does this concept come from, and how can this concept bring meaning to the holidays for me? More »
Clothing on Rosh Hashanah - This year I will be attending my first Rosh Hashanah service. Is there anything I need to know about particular clothes to wear? More »
Happy New Year - I am confused about some time frames. When is the Jewish New Year? Is it the month of Tishrei (Rosh Hashanah) or the month of Nissan (Passover)? In the Bible (Exodus 12:2), God says the first day of the year is in the... More »
Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful - I attend services every year on Rosh Hashanah, and enjoy participating in the prayers and hearing the shofar. Yet I sometimes feel that I'm missing some perspective, which weakens my connection. I feel that if I had a... More »
Meaningful High Holiday Services? - I know we don't confess to rabbis, but I have a confession! Even if I can read some of the prayers on Rosh Hashanah, I still don't understand what I'm saying. Honestly I'd rather take a quiet, reflective walk in the... More »
New Fruit on Second Night of Rosh Hashanah - When do we eat a new fruit on Rosh Hashanah – on the first night, the second night, or both? Is this done in addition to the special fruits we eat as a sign for the new year? More »
Pagan Customs - I am interested in the idea that Jews, living in the Diaspora, have modified their observance of Jewish holidays as they have become influenced by the cultures of the countries they live in. I'm in a two-year adult... More »
Rosh Hashanah – God’s Kingship (Malchut) - I know one of the big themes of Rosh Hashanah is God’s kingship, that we proclaim God as king. To me it feels kind of meaningless, just stating the obvious. Is there any real purpose to our calling God king? Is there... More »
Significance of Hebrew Year - I know the Hebrew calendar year is counted from Rosh Hashanah, and the current year is 5778. But what is that measuring – the years since the world’s creation? More »

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