The Musaf Service for Rosh Hashanah contains familiar opening and closing blessings of the Amidah with the usual High Holiday interpolations.
Sounding of the shofar is a characteristic mitzvah of Rosh Hashanah. The holiday is alternatively called the Day of Sounding the Shofar.
For most people, Rosh Hashanah means a lot of time spent praying in the synagogue. These are the complex explanations behind those prayers.
When we say hineni to ourselves and our lives have a spiritual center, our existence will be more meaningful, and we’ll live a more purposeful life.
Personal and at-home Rosh Hashanah rituals include candle lighting, eating apples with honey, and sharing meals.
Elul’s shofar blasts daily remind us of all we need to do to prepare spiritually for the upcoming holidays and the start of the new year.
On Rosh Hashanah, we do not recite the traditional blessings announcing a new month for a variety of different reasons.
The ritual preparations for the High Holidays begin a full month in advance with the onset of the month of Elul.