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Rosh Hashanah

Reading the Torah and blowing the shofar.

Diarna Project
Sept. 20 2017 12:01AM

The products of the Yiddish greeting-card industry are a reminder of how wonderfully varied was the world of Yiddish-speaking Jewry.

Sept. 19 2017 12:01AM

The method, developed by the Babylonians and kept alive by medieval Jews, is known in Hebrew as the “secret of impregnation.”

Sept. 28 2016 12:01AM

There are three Hebrew expressions for the days from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur. Two are well-known. The third? No one’s quite sure what it means.

Sept. 16 2015 12:01AM

“Here am I, poor in deeds,” it begins. Where did it come from and, more importantly, what does it say to us?

Sept. 11 2015 12:01AM

How honey became part of Jewish culture.

Tami Ganeles-Weiser
Sept. 8 2015 12:01AM

How a central prayer of the New Year liturgy reveals the day’s true spirit of awe and fear.

Sept. 22 2014 7:20PM

The cornerstone of modern society is the individual. Judaism’s prayers and rituals, especially at this time of year, are designed to fulfill the individual’s abiding. . .

Tomer Persico
Sept. 19 2014 12:01AM

Rosh Hashanah as described in the Torah looks very different from the Rosh Hashanah we know today. What happened, and what exactly are we celebrating?

Nathan Laufer
Sept. 16 2014 5:37PM

The concept of a divine ledger in which God inscribes the fate of each Jew during the High Holy Days stretches back to the shared. . .

Sept. 9 2013 12:00AM

Seventy years ago, Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of Denmark’s three-week operation to smuggle 7,000 Jews, marked for extinction, across the sea to Sweden and safety.

Rafael Medoff
Sept. 9 2013 12:00AM

The shofar is blown throughout the month of Ellul except for today: the day before Rosh Hashanah. Why the abstention?

Nachum Klafter
Sept. 4 2013 12:00AM

Genesis gives us two separate accounts of the creation of man; but do they (as Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik argues) offer contradictory and irreconcilable perspectives?

David Frankel
Sept. 3 2013 12:00AM