The Meaning of the Shofar

The blowing of the shofar is the highlight of the Rosh Hashanah service, stemming from a verse in Leviticus 25:9: “Then you shall sound the horn loud; in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, the Day of Atonement, you shall have the horn sounded throughout your land.” But why? The Torah […]

Customs of the Rosh Hashanah Meals

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, like many Jewish holidays, includes its share of festive meals. These foods symbolize sweetness, blessings, and abundance, and are eaten as “good omens,” whose names themselves often suggest good things for the coming year. Let’s take a look: Honey On Rosh Hashanah we dip the challah in honey and […]

The Essence of Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, observed for 2 days beginning the first of the month of Tishrei of the Hebrew calendar. That much we know, but why all the hours in synagogue, why the shofar, why the festive meals? What’s the connection between them? Let’s try to understand what this day is all […]