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Erev Rosh Hashanah

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Erev Rosh Hashanah
Annulment of vows, mikvah, Psalms, and no shofar. These are some of the day-before-Rosh Hashanah observances.
"Today is the day before Rosh Hashanah," his Zeide explained. "Today we do not blow Shofar. Tomorrow morning, we will blow the shofar in shul." The child did not comprehend the reasons. He kicked and screamed, telling his Zeide, "One more blast! One more ...
The Rebbe visits resting place of his predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn
A detailed look at the laws of Rosh Hashanah.
3760 BCE
In the fourth year of the reign of King Zedekiah, Jeremiah prophesied that Jerusalem would ultimately fall to Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah ch. 27). A false prophet named Hananiah son of Azur contradicted his words, claiming that in two years’ time, the precio...
3760 BCE
Today is the fifth day of Creation, when G‑d created the animals of the sea and the birds: G‑d said, “Let the waters swarm a swarming of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth, across the expanse of the heavens.” …G‑d saw that it was good. G‑d...
Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted.
Visiting cemeteries, reciting Psalms, going to a mikvah, purchasing a knife -- some of the other customs associated with the day before Rosh Hashanah.
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...
The festival of Rosh Hashanah, marking the start of a new Jewish year, begins this evening at sunset. Upon the conclusion of the evening prayers in the synagogue, we extend to one another greetings of Leshana Tovah Tekatev Vitechatem, "May you be inscribe...
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