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Rosh Hashana (rohsh hah-shah-nah) — lit., Head of the year; first day of Jewish year, also known as Day of Remembrance; observed as two days long
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Introduction to Rosh Hashana
Introduction to Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashana is the beginning of the Jewish calendar year (there are...
Rosh Hashana: Prayers: What Time To Start
Rosh Hashana: Prayers: What Time To Start: Ma'ariv and Kiddush
Ma’ariv and evening kiddush for Rosh Hashana  are...
Rosh Hashana: Prayers: Special Bowing
Rosh Hashana: Prayers: Special Bowing: Musaf
For special bowing during Rosh Hashana musaf, please see Waist-Bowing...
Rosh Hashana: Shofar
Practicing Shofar on Rosh Hashana
You may practice blowing a shofar on Rosh Hashana (unless it...
Rosh Hashana: Shofar
Rosh Hashana: How Many Shofar Blasts To Hear
Men are required to hear at least 60 shofar blasts on Rosh Hashana...
Rosh Hashana: Symbolic Foods (Simanim)
Rosh Hashana: Symbolic Foods (Simanim): HaMotzi
On Rosh Hashana , before eating the symbolic foods ( simanim) :...
Rosh Hashana: Symbolic Foods (Simanim)
Rosh Hashana: Symbolic Foods (Simanim): God's Name
Situation You made up your own segulot for Rosh Hashana . What...
Rosh Hashana: Symbolic Foods (Simanim)
Rosh Hashana: Symbolic Foods (Simanim): Which Foods
Eating the special symbolic foods ( simanim ) on Rosh Hashana...
Rosh Hashana: Challa Customs
Rosh Hashana: Challa Customs: Challa Dipped in Honey
Eating challa dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a universal...
Rosh Hashana: Challa Customs
Rosh Hashana: Challa Customs: Round Challa
It is a custom to make round challa for Rosh Hashana and other...
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich: When To Say
Ideally, say tashlich on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh...
Rosh Hashana: End
Rosh Hashana: End: Baruch HaMavdil Bein Kodesh L'Chol and Birkat HaMazon
Saying Baruch ha’mavdil bein kodesh l’chol after dark at...
Rosh Hashana: Evening Kiddush: Fruit for SheHecheyanu on Second Night
Rosh Hashana: Evening Kiddush: New Fruit for SheHecheyanu on Second Night
Place a “new” fruit--over which you may say...
Pre-Prayer: Attire
Praying in a Kittel on Rosh Hashana
For those who have the custom of wearing a kittel on Rosh Hashana ,...
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich: How Much To Say
The minimum amount of the tashlich service to say is the first...
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich: Introduction to Tashlich
Tashlich is a universal custom with force of halacha . Don't feed...
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich
Rosh Hashana: Tashlich: Where To Say
Tashlich should be said near a running natural stream or a lake but...
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals/Chagim/Yom Tov
Jewish Festivals are listed in the Torah and are of two types: ...
Introduction: Amida: Errors: Amida Additions
Introduction: Amida: Errors: Amida Additions
If you forgot to say, or incorrectly said, a phrase in the amida , you...
Year of Mourning: Marrying
Remarrying after a Wife Dies
If a wife dies, the husband must wait for three Jewish festival...
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Starts
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Starts: Jewish Festivals
For someone who dies during Rosh Hashana , Yom Kippur , or any of...
Rosh Hashana: Greetings
Greetings for the New Year
For greetings for the New Year, say: “Ketiva...
Avinu Malkeinu
When To Say Avinu Malkeinu
Say avinu malkeinu , even if you are praying by yourself, after...
Rosh Hashana: Shofar
Interruptions after Shofar Blessing
Once the blessings have been said before (and for) blowing the...
Introduction to Havdala
Introduction to Havdala
Havdala is said after Shabbat , Jewish festivals , Rosh Hashana...
Year of Mourning: SheHecheyanu
SheHecheyanu
A mourner ( avel ) is permitted to say she’hecheyanu for himself...
Birkat HaChodesh
Announcing the New Month
Each month (except before Rosh Hashana ), we say the blessing over...
Orla: How To Calculate
How To Calculate When Orla Is Over
You may eat tree fruit if the tree’s buds appeared after Tu...
Orla: How To Calculate
Orla Planting Deadline
Trees planted at least 45 days before Rosh Hashana (that is, by Tu...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: When Not To Say
Tachanun is related to judgment. Tachanun is NOT said at times of...
Ten Days of Repentance
Forgetting Amida Additions for Ten Days of Repentance
If you forget a change or addition to the amida during the 10 Days...
Introduction to Shmita
Introduction to Shmita
Every seventh year , fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes grown...
SheHecheyanu: Jewish Festivals
SheHecheyanu at Candle-Lighting for Jewish Festivals
Say she’hecheyanu when lighting candles for: Both...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: When First in Season
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: When Is First in Season
Say she’hecheyanu when eating a fresh (not dried or frozen)...
Birkat HaMazon: When To Repeat
Birkat HaMazon: When To Repeat If Forgot Additions
When saying birkat ha’mazon , you must repeat birkat...
TEMPLE (Zeicher L'Churban)
Tearing (Kri'a) on Seeing Temple Ruins
You must tear four vertical inches at the neck of your shirt (and...
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Ends
Shiv'a and Shloshim: Ended by Jewish Festivals
Shiv’a ends if a Jewish festival , Rosh Hashana, or...
Jewish Festivals: What Time Is Mincha
Jewish Festivals: Earliest Mincha
The earliest permissible time to say mincha before a ...
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival evening kiddush...
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Before Havdala
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Before Havdala: Baruch HaMavdil and Birkat HaMazon
Saying Baruch ha’mavdil bein kodesh l’chol after dark at...
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Medicines
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Medicines
Jewish Festivals: Medicines: When To Take Medicine generally may not...
Jewish Festivals: Painkillers
Jewish Festivals: When You May Take a Painkiller
You may take a painkiller on the first day of Jewish festivals if...
Amida: Actions: Hitting Your Chest
When To Hit Your Chest during Prayers
Hit your chest near your heart with your fist at: Chatanu...
Making Challa
Six-Braid Challa for Shabbat
It is a non-binding custom to braid challa as a reminder of the 12...
Pre-Yom Kippur: Nullifying Vows (Hatarat Nedarim )
Nullifying Vows (Hatarat Nedarim)
Hatarat nedarim (nullification of vows) should be done before Rosh...
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days The purpose of Jewish fast days is to...
How To Pray: Actions: Bowing: Two Main Types
Waist-Bowing and Knee-Bowing
There are two main types of bowing during the prayer services: ...
How To Pray: Actions: Bowing: Women
Bowing: Women
Women are not required to bow to the floor on Rosh Hashana and Yom...
Women: Rosh Hashana
Women: Hearing Shofar
For women and hearing shofar , see Rosh Hashana: How Many Shofar...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments/Mitzvot: Obligations
In addition to prayer obligations (see Women: Minimal Prayer ), women...

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