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Day Before Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Annulment of vows, mikvah, Psalms, and no shofar. These are some of the day-before-Rosh Hashanah observances.

Morning Service
Selichot, No Tachanun or Shofar, Annulment of Vows (Hatarat Nedarim)
The pre-Rosh Hashanah morning service has some extra features -- selichot and hatarat nedarim -- and is missing several features -- tachanun and the sounding of the shofar...
More To-Do
Visiting cemeteries, reciting Psalms, going to a mikvah, purchasing a knife -- some of the other customs associated with the day before Rosh Hashanah.
Eruv Tavshilin
When a holiday runs directly into Shabbat, an eruv tavshilin is set aside before the holiday. This allows us to prepare on the holiday for the Shabbat that follows.
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