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Questions tagged [high-holidays]

Questions about Rosh Hashana _and_ Yom Kippur. Not for questions unique to one or the other.

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What is the reason for the ark opening & closing procedure during Aleinu in High Holiday Musaph?

The Art Scroll & Birnbaum siddurim Nusach Ashkenaz for both Rosh Hashannah & Yom Kippur state this ark / opening procedure during the cantor's recital of the Aleinu prayer during Musaph on ...
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Phrasing in unetanah tokef

This question bothers me each time the High Holidays come around. In the text for Unetaneh Tokef, we find the sequence: מִי יָנוּחַ, וּמִי יָנוּעַ; מִי יִשָּׁקֵט, וּמִי יְטֹּרֵף; מִי יִשָּׁלֵו, ...
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Saying Misod and Reshut (introduction) for piyutim, then skipping them

I have seen that many yeshivos (and recently, even some shuls) often say just Misod and the Reshus on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and then skip the actual piyutim they are meant to introduce! This ...
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Sources for when we change the Parochet to white

It is customary to change the Parochet, Torah covers, and some other items in the shul to white for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and it is common practice to keep the white covers up until after ...
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Can a Shaliach Tzibur recite the High Holiday piyutim in English?

Some shuls (this seems common in non-Orthodox shuls) have a lot of English responsive reading during the High Holiday services. Usually the "larger" piyutim, i.e., those that are recited while the ...
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Meaning of עריכת נר לבן ישי משיחך

In the third blessing of the amidot for the yamim nora'im, there is a phrase ועריכת נר לבן ישי משיחך. In what sense is the root ערכ used in the phrase? Is this phrase a reference to a verse in the ...
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Seeking downloadable practice files for High Holiday Shacharit practice

IY"H, I shall be the Shaliach Tzibbur for 2nd day Rosh Hashanna Shacharit and Yom Kippur. I feel that I know the nuscah well, as I have been doing this for many years. However, I could use some tunes ...
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Psalm 121 - when is it said?

What is typically the association for Psalm 121? Is it associated specifically with the yamim noraim (Days of Awe), or is there another association?
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Second-Person Plural Imperative in ברכת קדושת השם of Rosh HashShanah and Yom Kippur

In the expanded 3rd blessing of the Amidah used on the yamim nora'im, there is a sentence (in Nusah Sefard): לדור ודור המליכו לאל כי הוא לבדו מרום וקדוש This is phrased in the second-person plural ...
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Thinking behind an unusual translation of the last word of Ashamnu?

There is a strikingly unusual translation in The Artscroll Selichos Siddur1. In several translations I have seen over the years, the last words of "Ashamnu", "תָּעִינוּ, תִּיעְתָּעְנוּ" are ...
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Please explain the “introductory” paragraph for High Holiday Piyutim

Near the beginning of the reader's repetition of the High Holiday Amidah, there is an introductory paragraph (Nusach Ashkenaz and I assume in Nusach Sefarad, as well) that starts: מסוד חכמים ...
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Should shma be read in the special trop?

On the Yamim Noraim, a special trop is used for reading the Torah. For someone who generally reads shma with the trop, would it be preferable to use the special trop if possible? I ask because ...