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Shouldn't Yom Kippur (forgiveness) come before Rosh Hashanah (judgment)?

You can't really forgive before you judge. First you need to determine what needs to be forgiven, only then can you consider...

What are the Three Themes of Rosh Hashanah?

In the Musaf Amidah of Rosh Hashanah we include three unique sections, each containing liturgies and verses (from Torah, Neviim and...

How is Rosh Hashanah celebrated?

Shofar The unique 'call of the day' for Rosh Hashanah is the Biblical commandment1 to hear the sound of the Shofar. The Shofar is sounded...

What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is a divinely prescribed holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year, the judgment day for all of creation, and the anniversary of creation. It...

Can Rosh Hashanah fall on any day of the week?

The Jewish perpetual calendar was arranged in a manner which ensures that the first day of Rosh Hashanah will never take place on Sunday, Wednesday or...

How is Rosh Hashanah celebrated?

Shofar The unique 'call of the day' for Rosh Hashanah is the Biblical commandment1 to hear the sound of the Shofar. The Shofar is sounded...

What is the deeper meaning of Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is popularly known as the Jewish New Year. It is true, the new year does begin on that day, but the translation is a bit misleading. For...

Eyes to Earth, Hearts to Heaven

What is the proper STANCE for prayer? One verse suggests that we look heavenward, while another view teaches that we look downward. The Talmud resolves...

Rachela: what does "a sweet year" mean?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Rachela: what does "a sweet year" mean? Rabbi Gurkow: a year in...

When is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is the 1st and 2nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei.1 For the year 2012, Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown, Sunday, September 16th, and...