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Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

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Friday, August 31st, 2012

Can you find all of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur vocabulary words?

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Friday, August 31st, 2012

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Expanse and Elul

Friday, August 31st, 2012

from September 2011..
Happy Fall Dear Friends and Family!
This summer has been all about meeting my boundaries and exploring beyond .  I give it a top 10 for the richness of feelings and growth.  I’m thinking that the poet who wrote  אלו פינו מלא שירה כים  Ilu finu malei shira kayam…

Even if our mouths were full [...]


Saturday, August 1st, 2009

TASH-lich means cast or throw away.

Tashlich is a tradition that takes place on or shortly after Rosh Hashanah. We visit a river, stream, or any body of water and symbolically cast away our sins. We toss bread crumbs into the water and ask God to have compassion upon us.


Saturday, August 1st, 2009

CHAIT literally means missing the mark.
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Saturday, August 1st, 2009

T’shu-VAH means repentence or returning. Return to being at One with ourselves and with God. According to Halacha, if you commit a cheyt, you can be forgiven if you do t’shuvah which includes:
1. Stop whatever it is that you are doing/have done!
2. Feel remorse for your actions

3. Appologize to whomever you’ve hurt and confess before [...]

Avinu Malkeinu

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

A-VI-nu Mal-KEI-nu means Our Father Our King. This is the name of one of the most well known High Holiday prayers. It includes 44 requests for Yah’s blessings and compassion. Notably, this prayer brings out two aspects of God: the loving and compassionate parent and the stern ruler who establishes [...]

Shanah Tovah U’m'tukah

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Sha-NAH to-VAH u’m’tu-KAH is a greeting for the New Year that means “May you have a good and sweet year!”

Tapuchim U’dvash

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Ta-pu-CHIM u’DVASH  (singular:  ta-PU-ach and d’VASH)  are apples and honey. On Rosh Hashanah we dip apples in honey for a sweet sweet year! Of course, we also eat honey cakes and slather honey on our challah and did you know that for the first year after getting married you get to dip your [...]

G’mar Chatimah Tovah

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

G’MAR cha-ti-MAH to-VAH is a greeting used traditionally between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It means, “May you be sealed (in the Sefer Chaiim).”