Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Information on customs for the High Holy Days - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Introspection in Elul star
The month of Elul is a time of self-examination and reflection. Here are some suggestions to make it a month of introspection.

Jonah and the Whale star
On Yom Kippur, we read the tale of Jonah and the whale. The lessons go beyond the child-written themes of the story most of us remember.

Preparing for the High Holidays star
Simple anticipatory preparations in your holiday planning can help you embrace the entire process with ease and joy. Let our physical preparations not inhibit our spiritual readiness!

Rosh Chodesh Elul star
Rosh Chodesh Elul is the beginning of the month of Elul - an entire month to prepare us for the upcoming High Holidays.

Rosh Hashanah - More Symbols & Insights star
There is so much more to Rosh Hashanah beyond the apples and honey. Explore the deeper – more prominent – meanings of Rosh Hashanah.

Tashlich star
The ceremony of tashlich performed in the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah is a powerful and symbolic way to cast away our sins.

Teshuva & Rosh Hashanah star
This is an exercise in Teshuva for Rosh Hashanah growth.

The Binding of Isaac star
On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Torah portion we read tells of the binding of Isaac. I asked my eleven-year old son to help me decipher its message.

The Days of Awe star
Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the Days of Awe. They are the Ten Days between when G-d has determined our fate and when G-d will seal our fate for the year to come.

The Internal Experience of Rosh Hashanah star
Rosh Hashanah will be here in a matter of weeks. It is time to stand before G-d and ourselves. How would you evaluate this past year?

The Month of Elul star
The month of Elul is the month preceding Rosh Hashanah, and there is much to do. It is time to begin our High Holiday contemplation.

Three Easy Methods for Making Round Challah star
Baking your own challah has never been easier - or more delicious!

Yom Kippur - What´s So Spiritual About Fasting? star
If you can move beyond the hunger pains, you can enter a deeply spiritual experience.

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