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Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah: (lit. “head of the year”); the solemn New Year holiday, falling on 1 and 2 Tishrei, and beginning the ten Days of Repentance.
Chabad brings the sound of the shofar, and holiday’s message of hope and faith, to millions
As 5780 comes to a close, and the Jewish people prepare to turn their expectant eyes and heartfelt prayers to G‑d for a good and sweet new year, Chabad centers are working feverishly to put the finishing touches on an unprecedented variety of services for...
Online material helps prepare those in isolation for the High Holidays
As the coronavirus pandemic forces individuals worldwide to remain isolated, and with many synagogues under orders to restrict attendance, millions of Jews will be praying at home for the High Holidays, many for the first time in their adult lives. To ass...
Innovative programs for synagogues, homes and outdoor spaces around the world
As Rosh Hashanah approaches amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, Chabad-Lubavitch around the world is responding by increasing and expanding High Holidays services and activities everywhere. While there’s obviously no replacement for the traditional model o...
High Holidays are a time for renewed spirituality
Ari Shortt is looking forward to celebrating Rosh Hashanah with his community. Shortt, a Ph.D. candidate studying psychology in Guelph, Ontario, will head to his neighborhood Chabad center with his wife, Eva, and two sons, ages 5 and 2, to enjoy the holid...
The complex world of honey bees has correlations to Judaism, and not just at High Holiday time
Human instinct may be to swat, run away or do a frantic little dance to avoid contact with bees, but like most small living creatures, they have more to fear from us than we them. In fact, they have much to lose; it’s true that when a worker bee—the ones ...
Remembering the dead, comforting families, honoring first responders
For the first time since Sept. 11, 2001, Rosh Hashanah and the tragic day on which almost 3,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks overlap. Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis are marking the day with shows of unity, public memorials and shofar-blowing. “What th...
Recovery efforts from Houston to the Caribbean foster unity in trying times
It’s been a rough month. While Jews around the world have been hearing the call of the shofar during Elul and joyfully preparing for the approach of the High Holiday season, those in some parts of the United States continue to struggle every day with deva...
Hearing the shofar in unlikely places sparks participation throughout the year
When Ingrid Reis-Glass was growing up in Chicago in the early 1980s, she occasionally attended synagogue services on Shabbat with her grandparents, immigrants from the Soviet Union who found that services offered the older couple a chance to relive the lo...
A time to contemplate how to make the new year different
Rabbi Chaim Wolosow, co-director of the Chabad Center of Sharon, Mass., is getting ready for the crowds this High Holiday season. Anywhere from 200 to 300 people are expected to fill the seats in the Sharon synagogue over Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Yea...
As people prepare for meals and services, rabbis get set to inspire with words and new goals
Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries throughout the world—in places near and far, and in houses of worship large and small—will open their doors to Jewish families and individuals looking for High Holiday services for the Jewish new year, 5776. As part of a decade...
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