Tag: Rosh Hashanah

What time did you end musaf?

It just so happens that one of the things frum folks like most about Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah is the davening times competition. However, one of the worst things about living in a small community is that you can’t…

Am I really being honored

I got an email from the shul last night, informing me that I was to be honored with gelilah for the second Torah on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Being the cynical conspiracy theorist that I am, I immediately…

Rabosai it’s Elul!!!

I thought when I left yeshiva I would never have to hear those words screamed at me again, yet every week for the entire Elul (and during the week too if I make it to shul) I’ve been getting Elul…

Can a woman blow the shofar?

The following is a conversation that happened at kiddush this past shabbos – I tried desperately to keep from laughing and spitting my cholent everywhere, so instead I laughed inside and kept to my straight and mature face. “Hey rabbi…

What is Teshuvah?

A Guest Post By E. Fink (Original Post: Essay: What is Teshuva and How Does It Work in Judaism?) As we approach the Jewish New Year there is an effort ┬áto at least attempt to enter Rosh Hashanah clean from…