Tag: Rosh Hashanah
“We really wanted to create a prayer book that is inclusive of the full range of who is in our community today,” says Rabbi Hara Person, executive editor of the Reform movement’s new holiday prayer book. More
“This is the rare time when you actually have dedicated moments to think, to reflect, to meditate. It doesn’t happen very often in our lives, and so this really is our chance to change who we are and therefore to change what becomes of us.” More
View photographs of an annual pilgrimage of Jews from all over the world to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in the Ukrainian town of Uman. More
“The richness of the melodies, the music—it leaves you with an indelible imprint” during the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, says Rabbi Joshua Maroof. More
“We think of 9/11 every day,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. “All you do when it comes to the anniversary, you try to look back and say have I made a difference?” More
The blast of the shofar during the High Holy Days, says Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum, “sends a shiver. We can be better than we are.” More
Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, says everything having to do with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is designed “to help us make teshuva, return to that deepest path that we know we want to be on.” More
"On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur thousands of people gather together and go through many, many prayers in which we ask ourselves, how have I done?"
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, explains the Jewish High Holiday concepts of sin, repentance, and forgiveness. More
Whether they are Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist or Reform, whether they gather on a California beach or in a New York City synagogue, Jews share at least one common element at their Rosh Hashanah observances: the shofar.