The Beliefnet Guide to the High Holidays

The Beliefnet Guide to the High Holidays


Did you know that pomegranates, beets, and even fish heads are traditionally eaten on the Jewish New Year? Meredith Jacobs, a.k.a. Modern Jewish Mom, explains the symbolic foods of Rosh Hashanah.

Ready to reconnect with Jewish tradition this High Holiday season? In this video series, Meredith shows you how to make Jewish ritual easy and meaningful.

Listen to the sounds of the ram's horn as you read some thoughts on the meaning of this tradition.

How much do you know about Rosh Hashanah?

Is perfection your goal during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? Forget it, says Rabbi Irwin Kula.


What's the most meaningful part of the High Holidays to you?

Being with my family
The shofar and synagogue services
Symbolic foods like apple and honey
Taking time for introspection and self-examination

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