The High Holy Days: A Season Of Repentance
The High Holy Days are the most widely observed Jewish holidays, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending ten days later with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The month preceding the High Holy Days, known as Elul in Hebrew, is a time of preparation involving intense reflection and soul-searching. The dominant theme during this time is teshuvah, meaning repentance, literally “returning to one’s self.” During this time, Jews around the world examine their lives and seek forgiveness for the coming year.
Below you will discover a variety of resources to help you understand the importance and significance of this holy time of year, not only to Judaism, but also to the Christian faith.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time of celebration and introspection. Many of these themes are best expressed through the special foods traditionally served during this holiday. Try some of these traditional recipes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.