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Q&A When was "Melech Elyon" first truncated, and why?

During Rosh Hashana davening, there's a piyut (liturgical poem) that appears before Untaneh Tokef, that begins "מלך עליון" (Melech Elyon). The commentary by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, in the Koren ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Korbanot of Rosh Chodesh on R"H

During p'sukei d'zimra on a week day which is Rosh Chodesh, we add in, during the recitation of Korbanot, a paragraph about the sacrifices of Rosh Chodesh. On Shabbat, add in an extra paragraph wi...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A Rosh Hashanah vs Rosh Chodesh

The beginning of the Jewish year is referred to as Rosh Hashanah. The beginning of the Jewish month is called Rosh Chodesh. How come Rosh Hashanah has a "hey" (ה) in it, while Rosh Chodesh does n...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by simyou‭

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Q&A What does a beginning shofar blower need to know to correctly make the sounds?

On Rosh Hashana I heard somebody say something like: if you can't get to a public shofar blowing, at least this is a commandment that is relatively easy to fulfill on your own -- most people, this ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Why not immerse in the early morning on erev Rosh Hashana?

Chaye Adam 138:5 writes: וראוי לכל אדם לטבול במקוה או בנהר ולא יקדים לטבול עד שעה קודם חצות היום In my own translation: It's seemly for every man to immerse in a ritualarium or a river [on the d...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A What are the requirements for the body of water used for tashlich?

For tashlich I'm used to joining a group, and thus somebody else figures out where to do it. But there won't be groups this year. I could of course return to any of the locations we've used in th...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ploni‭

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Q&A hearing half of a double-long תרועה

Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 587:3, cites a view that if someone heard half of a double-long t'ki'a (long shofar blast) in a way that was effective but the other half in an invalid way, then he's n...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 2y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Can a woman blow the shofar during Elul for herself? Can anyone?

Does a woman fulfill the obligation to hear the shofar during Elul if she blows it for herself, or is this one of the mitzvot where a man (must? should?) perform the action on behalf of others? Fo...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Blowing a Shofar with a mask over the wide end

Last night, as part of his weekly livestream COVID update, Rabbi Dr. Glatt quoted Rav Mordechai Willig that one should put a mask over the wide end of the Shofar while blowing to prevent spreading ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by eliyahu‭  ·  edited 2y ago by MTL‭

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Q&A At what distance may one hear the shofar on Rosh Hashana?

Due to the pandemic, on Rosh Hashana1 some congregations will be blowing the shofar outdoors to mitigate the health risks. In an urban area, this means someone could stay safely far away and yet s...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A How does one pray Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur alone?

I'm somewhat competent in praying alone on weekdays and Shabbat, with the current pandemic providing a forcing function. I prefer to be part of a community and be able to rely on the sh'liach tzib...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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