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Rosy Hashanah is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the first and second days of the month Tishrei. Also known as the Day of Judgement.

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Barchi Nafshi on Rosh Hashana

Why don't we say Barchi Nafshi on Rosh Hashanah like we say it on all other Rosh Chodesh.
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When are Heavenly decrees made?

Since Hashem is not restricted by time, when are the heavenly decrees made? From the beginning of time? Every Rosh Hashanah? In real-time, i.e. whenever necessary?
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Is one allowed to break up the shofar blowing grouping to other than what the siddur indicates?

Most siddurim (Nusach Ashkenaz Sefard) group the shofar blowing as follows: 30 blasts before Musaph divided as: A 3 times Tekiah Shevarim-Tru'ah Tekiah B 3 times Tekiah Shevarim Tekiah C 3 times ...
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Four Gates - ארבעה שערים

The Tur OH 428 describes a system for finding the year's calendar based only on (a) the molad of this year's Tishrei, and (b) knowing which of last year, this year, and next year are regular or leap ...
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Was there a bracha on blowing the silver trumpet?

The Torah mentions blowing the silver trumpet at various times during the year (e.g., RH, chagim). Was there a bracha on blowing the silver trumpets?
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Torah prohibition of Shofar on Shabbos Rosh Hashanah?

The Torah says Rosh Hashanah is a יום תרועה, a day of shofar blasts, and זכרון תרועה, a remembrance of shofar blasts. This seems like a contradiction. The Gemara (Rosh Hashanah 29b) suggests that the ...
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Orlah when planting between Rosh Hashanah and Tu Bishvat?

I was under the impression that for purposes of Orlah, there are two relevant periods of planting: Before Tu B’Av (Count the upcoming Rosh Hashanah for purposes of the age) After Tu B’Av (Only count ...
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Rosh Hashanah cooking

Since one is allowed to cook on all Yom tov (except Yom Kippur) that doesn’t fall on Shabbat for that day of Yom tov, and since Rosh Hashanah is two days (but halachically one), could one cook on the ...
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Why eating Rosh Hashan Simanim (signs) only in the evenings

The minhag (custom) is to see or eat Rosh simanim at the both Rosh Hashana evenings. It is also found in the Gemara ( תלמוד בבלי, מסכת כריתות, דף ה', עמוד ב' – דף ו', עמוד א) that the main point is to ...
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Birkat Habanim (Blessing of the sons) on Shabbat Yom Tov, Shabbat Rosh Hashana and Shabbat Yom Kippur

Those who bless their sons in Birkat Habanim, every Sabbath evening when returning from synagogue. Should the father bless his sons on Shabbat on that falls on Yom Tov falls? and how will he behave ...
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Eating Apples and saying Chakal Tapuhin in Shabbat Yom Tov or Rosh Hashana

There is a custom to eat apples on Shabbat, as well as saying (Hakal Tapuchin) "apple field Kaddishin". On Shabbat that falls on Yom Tov, as well as on Shabbat that falls on Rosh Hashanah, ...
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שב between the tekiot?

In some machzorim the word "שב" appears in between the sets of tekiot before musaf of Rosh HaShanah. See e.g. here: תקיעה. שברים. תרועה. תקיעה.‏ תקיעה. שברים. תרועה. תקיעה.‏ תקיעה. שברים. ...
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Yizkor and Rosh Hashanah

Originally, Yizkor was said on Yom Kippur and only later was it extended to Shelosh Regalim. Why was it not said on Rosh Hashanah which is Yom Hazikkoron? It would seem more appropriate to say it then ...
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What does it mean that judgement happens on Rosh Hashanah?

What does it mean that G-d judges people on Rosh Hashanah, if G-d is 'outside of time'? It's one thing to say that G-d performs an action (e.g. sends the Maan, talks to a prophet) that has a ...
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The reasons for changes in Tefilah when Rosh Hasahana falls on Shabbat

I have summarized some changes in the Rosh Hashanah Tefilah that falls on Shabbat and I would be happy to understand whether the change took place and the reason for the change in the wording (...
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Is a Shofar Muktzeh on the second day of Rosh Hashanah this year?

Does the Shofar have the Din of a כלי שמלאכתו לאיסור on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, when the first day is Shabbos, being that it is so during twilight of the second day?
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Apple in honey atoning for adams sin

I've heard that the apple dipped in the honey is a segulah to atone for the sin of Adam. What is the source for, and a more detailed explanation of the apple dipped in the honey atoning for the sin of ...
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Zemirot during Third Meal on Shabbat Rosh Hashana

Should Zemirot (chants) be said at all Shabbat meals that fall on Rosh Hashanah? Does what is said about Rosh Hashanah: "One does not say poetry on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur" (Rosh ...
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Birthday of the world

Why do we say היום הרת עולם on rosh hashana if the world was created five days before on the 25th of elul?
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Saying Shirat Haberiah (song of creation) in Rosh Hashana

In Masechet Rosh Hashanah 32 B: it is stated that "no poetry is said on Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur". Is it possible to understand from this that it is not acceptable to say the song of ...
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The Tolner Rebbe on donkeys and shofars

This article refers to a teaching of the Tolner Rebbe on the Talmudic passage regarding one who mistakes the sound of the shofar for the sound of a donkey: The Tolner Rebbe asks – which Jew walks by ...
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Kibbudim for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

I'm looking for a list of every time the Aaron kodesh gets opened and closed on RH and YK. Ideally I'd also really appreciate page numbers in the Artscroll or Koren siddurim. I'm making cards to ...
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Apparent contradiction in the Rosh Hashanah menu/diet

On the one hand, on Rosh Hashanah we don’t eat sour/bitter foods, on the other hand we eat foods that have a negative connotation (see Orach Chaim 583:1) and apply them to our enemies - so why can’t ...
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What comes first - apple in honey or pomegranate?

If one is planning on eating the pomegranate, which is one of the seven species, during the meal on Rosh Hashanah, should he eat that first, or does the apple in honey come first?
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TIKKUN OLAM תיקון עולם [closed]

I am looking for material about TIKKUN OLAM, POST TALMUDIC PERIOD, NOT kabbalist (too difficult for my students) somebody can give share a few links or detailed resources?
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I Heard the world gets holier on holy days how does this work with Binyan HaMalchut

BH I heard in a class on Kuntrus Umayan discourse 18 from a teacher that the whole world gets holier on holy days and that for example on Yomkipur Malchut of Azilut rises to Dikna of Arich Anpin while ...
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What is the connection between Rosh Hashana and honey?

Although I initially thought honey was just a nice Rosh Hashana siman for a "sweet new year", the Likutei Maharich quotes the Arizal who reveals that there is a deeper connection between the ...
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Must Rosh HaShannah Simanim be Eaten in a Certain Order?

Is there a specific minhag regarding when and in what order to eat the simanim? In other words, is it acceptable to serve simanim as a matter of course (leeks with the steak, date cookies for dessert, ...
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What is Binyan HaMalchut?

The Kuntrus Umayan writes, in discourse 18 chapter 1, that the period between Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur is for the preparation for Binyan HaMalchut. What does that mean and how does this work? He ...
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Crying on Rosh Hashanah

When the Jews gathered at the water gate in Jerusalem on Rosh Hashanah to hear Ezra and the Levites read them the Torah, they cried. Hearing the Torah read and explained made them realize how far they ...
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29 or 30 days of Elul

Does the month of Elul ALWAYS have 29 days, or can it also have 30 days? Also, if there are only 29 days of Elul and Mosheh went up to Mount Sinai on the first of Elul, and then came down on the 10th ...
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Accepting judgement

I often think about the people who went through the concentration camps run by the Nazis, and many of the other horrific things that Jewish people have been subjected to throughout the ages. I ...
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The Shaliach tzibbur reciting "Hamelech" on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur from his seat

On both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the shaliach tzibbur chants "Hamelech" at the onset of Shacharis from his seat and then makes his way to the amud. The Aruch HaShulchan, OC 584:1 brings ...
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Why can we do Tashlich until Hoshana Rabba

One of the reasons to do Tashlich, according to Chabad.org is: "Another reason for saying Tashlich next to a river is because Rosh Hashanah is the day when we coronate G‑d as King of the Universe. ...
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אין קטיגור נעשה סניגור

So this concept in the title we use in numerous places, most notably the Gemara in Rosh Hashanah which says that you can’t blow the horn of a cow because it will remind Hashem of chet haegel (and this ...
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Rosh hashanah chassidut simcha

Does anyone know where i could find a rav tzadok that elaborates on the simcha of rosh hashanah by the pesukim in nechemia
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Hataras Nedarim for 12 yr old boy

When a boy reaches 12 years old, his nedarim (vows) are considered to be binding. However, I don't believe I've ever seen a 12 year old boy make Hataras Nedarim on Erev Rosh HaShanah. Is there a ...
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Will one fulfill his obligation of hearing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah if it is done via livestream due to Covid reasons?

It is an echoing sound so not sure if Rosh Hashanah 3:7 agrees or disagrees.
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Looking for RH Kiddush audio file

Need answer fast! I'm looking for an audio file of the Rosh Hashanah Kiddush, in the RH melody. So far everything I've found uses the Hagim melody. My usual go-to site, virtualcantor.org, doesn't ...
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Bracha of לשמוע קול שופר if you don't know musaf

On Rosh Hashanah, the common practice (as far as I know) is to blow shofar before musaf and during musaf; before the first set, we say the bracha לשמוע קול שופר, and this bracha covers all the shofar ...
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Aveilus and Davening from the Omud on Rosh Hashana / Yom Kippur?

Can a Ba'al tefillah in his year of aveilus daven from the Omud on Rosh Hashana / Yom Kippur?
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Pomegranates on Rosh Hashana

The Rema (583:1) codifies the custom of eating pomegranates on Rosh Hashana as a good siman for the upcoming year, while the Ben Ish Chai (Nitzavim 1:5) says to avoid tart fruits - like pomegranates ...
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Inhaling at the narrow end of a shofar

Is it permissible to do an inhaled blow at the narrow end of the shofar to fulfill the obligation of shofar blowing? I have tried this and it is relatively easy to generate the same sound for an ...
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Blessing Shehechyanu long before eating in second evening of Rosh Hashana

Usually, we bless Shehechyanu very close to eating a new fruit. As far as I remember, there are 2 opinions: one to bless before the blessing on the fruit itself, while the other opinion claims that ...
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How is the Book of Life / Death organized?

Are these just two books containing lists of people detined to die and one destined for life? Or does each person have his own life and death book? How does it work from one year to the next? If it's ...
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When did Rosh Hashanah begin?

When did Rosh Hashanah begin? According to a scientific observation, the sliver of moon was first sighted on Tuesday night. My understanding is that Rosh Hashanah begins at the appearance of such. Is ...
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Dipping the challah in honey

I am presently without my sforim, so I cannot check, but I am told that the Levush (OC 583:2) mentions dipping challah in honey on Rosh Hashanah. The Rema, however, in OC 167:5, likens the table to ...
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How and why does a Jubilee year cause Rosh Hashanah to take place on the 10th day of the month?

How and why does a Jubilee year cause Rosh Hashanah to take place on the 10th day of the month? Ezekiel 40:1 reads "on Rosh Hashanah, on the tenth of the month". Rashi asks and answers, &...
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Is there any source for Rosh Hashana Evening Kiddush Nusah Melody (Sfard/ Ashkenazi) [duplicate]

Is there any recorded resource for traditional Ashkenazi Rosh Hashana melody for Evening Kiddush Melody (Nusah) (Sfard/ Ashkenazi)?
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Drinking pomegranate juice before Rosh Hashana, does it cancel pomegranate's Shehechayanu blessing?

If I drink pomegranate juice before Rosh Hashana, does it cancel my whole pomegranate's Shehechayanu blessing? Do I have to bless Shehechayanu before drinking pomegranate juice?

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