Category Archives: Rosh Hashana

All About Tashlich – BreadCrumbs

Tashlich – the “casting out” of our sins by throwing bread crumbs into flowing water on the first day of Rosh Hashana – This very ancient custom comes from the Bible – Micha 7:19 – It goes back many centuries … Continue reading

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Symbols for the Rosh Hashanah Seder

These are the symbols that you find in many communities to represent Rosh Hashanah. Round Challah, Dates, Pomegranate, Apples & Honey, Gourds or Pumpkins, Black Eye Peas, Leeks, Beets or Chard, Fish, Head of a Ram! “May it be the … Continue reading

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The Shofar Blast

Good link explaining the shofar and its significance at the High Holidays: Jewish Question of the Week – Week #4 (Shofar) – YouTube      

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Rosh Hashana – Wrapped in the Talit

A Rosh Hashana Tradition from one of our readers: There is a point in the service during the Birkat Cohanim (the preistly blessing) when the entire family comes together wrapped in a single talit – This comes from an orthodox … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashana

The Jewish New Year Day of Judgment for the entire world. Extended, special synagogue services and blowing of the ram’s horn – Shofar. Start of Ten Days of Repentance. Many differerent traditions on Rosh Hashana – dip apples in honey, … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah Defined

JEWISH NEW YEAR: Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. This … Continue reading

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