Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year
Your Jewish friend or co-worker is celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. How should you greet him or her? What gift should you give?
When is Rosh Hashanah 2009? Find dates for Rosh Hashanah for this and upcoming years, information about the Jewish New Year, dates of other Jewish holidays, and information about the Hebrew calendar.
Learn all about the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah -- from shofar blowing to eating apples and honey to the ritual casting away of sins.
Your loved one, friend or acquaintance is observing Rosh Hashanah and you want to know what it's all about. You haven't observed the Jewish New Year yourself in years or ever, and you want to give it a go this year. This Rosh Hashanah Cheat Sheet is just want you need.
A print-out of this "Guide to Observing the Jewish New Year" will come in handy during Rosh Hashanah. It describes how to set the Rosh Hashanah table. It includes text and translations of blessings for wine, challah, apples and honey. And it prepares one for shofar blowing and tashlich prayer services.
Print these coloring pages, worksheets and games for your children to enjoy while you prepare for the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah e-cards are a convenient way to send Rosh Hashanah greetings to loved ones near and far. Shana Tova (Happy New Year)!
The Rosh Hashanah Seder is conducted at the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah evening meal. The growing popularity of Rosh Hashanah Seders may be due to the ability of physical expression to deepen the intent of prayers as well as to the trend of practicing Judaism more in homes rather than synagogues.
What is the meaning of the term Rosh Hashanah? Why is everyone saying L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu and what does that mean? What is the difference between Machzor and Siddur prayer books? This Rosh Hashanah Glossary of Terms will make your holiday more enjoyable.
Special Rosh Hashanah food customs have developed over the centuries, such as round challah, apples with honey, new fruit (pomegranate), and more.
Hearing the blowing of the Shofar -- a ram's horn -- is the special mitzvah of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
On Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), Jews walk to flowing water, say a prayer, and symbolically throw their sins into the water. This customs is called Tashlich (casting off).
Learn about the prayers and Torah readings in the Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, prayer service.
Hatarat Nedarim, absolution of vows, is practiced by more observant Jews before the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.
Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh of Temple Israel of Hollywood (California), a Reform Congregation committed to Lifelong Learning, gave this Rosh Hashanah sermon called Empathy - Listening.
Following the tragedy of 9/11, how do American Jews today understand the Un'taneh Tokef Prayer recited on Rosh Hashanah?
Rabbi Shraga Simmons explains the origins of the Un'tane Tokef prayer recited on Rosh Hashanah.