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Practical Rosh Hashanah Info

A practical holiday calendar which will lead you through every day of the Rosh Hashanah... A concise explanation of all the Rosh Hashanah laws and rituals... An overview of the holiday's prayers...

How Is Rosh Hashanah Celebrated?
An Overview of Rosh Hashanah's Traditions and Customs
The basic Rosh Hashanah observances, with links leading to more information.
Shofar
A shofar is a trumpet made from the horn of a kosher animal. The central mitzvah of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is to hear the shofar blowning—as part of the prayer service.
Rosh Hashanah 2022 FAQ
Observed on the day G‑d created Adam and Eve, it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year. The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is blowing the shofar (ram’s horn).
Rosh Hashanah Calendar
Rosh Hashanah 5783 observances—in calendar format
A practical holiday calendar which will lead you through every day of the holiday’s mitzvot, rituals and customs. Print it out for handy reference during Rosh Hashanah . . .
Rosh Hashanah Dinner and Prayers
Kiddush, New Fruit, apple and challah dipped in honey, and a host of other traditional Rosh Hashanah foods -- your complete guide to the holiday's evening meals.
The Laws of Rosh Hashanah
A detailed look at the laws of Rosh Hashanah.
Find High Holiday Services
Find Outdoor Shofar Blowings, Services and More at a Synagogue or Park Near You
Celebrate the High Holidays among friends and connect with your inner self. From Alabama to Wisconsin, Abidjan to Zurich, join us and find your local High Holiday home.
17 Rosh Hashanah Facts Every Jew Should Know
Brush up on basic facts, traditions, and more associated with the Jewish New Year.
9 Rosh Hashanah Myths and Misconceptions
Get ready to reexamine everything you ever assumed you knew about Rosh Hashanah
New Year Greetings Explained
The meaning of the traditional New Year wishes
On Rosh Hashanah it is customary to greet one another with blessings and good wishes for a good year... Also, send electronic Shana Tova greeting cards to your family and friends!
Rosh Hashanah Seder
On both nights of Rosh Hashanah, a number of foods are eaten to symbolize our prayers and hopes for a sweet new year...
Laws of Carrying on Yom Tov
Learn some laws regarding carrying during Yom Tov.
Laws of Yom Tov
Rejoicing, enjoying, resting from work
Just as there are sacred places, there are sacred times, times to celebrate, times when weekday activities do not belong.
Rosh Hashanah Candle Lighting
Women and girls usher in the new year and the holiday of Rosh Hashanah with the holy light of the holiday candles.
Shofar Blowing Blessings and Instructions
Printable blessings and prayers in Hebrew and English
High Holiday Jewish Inclusion Guide
What you need to know to make Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur an inclusive experience for everyone.
17 Shofar Facts Every Jew Should Know
This is your chance to learn all about the central mitzvah of Rosh Hashanah in a fun way
10 Rosh Hashanah Customs From Around the World
Beyond apples in honey and tashlich, how many of the following customs from around the world do you know?