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Parsha of the Week

  • The first night of Rosh Hashana

  1. People have a custom to dip apple in honey so that you may have a sweet year.
  2. There is a custom to not eat nuts on Rosh Hashana because in Hebrew the word nut and the word sin is compared to each other because they are equal to the same number.
  3. There is a Blessing you should give to everyone you see.

  •  Rosh Hashana Prayers

 Some married men wear a Kittel on Rosh Hashana
1. They wear a Kittel to look like an angle
2. To remind us that it’s a serious day because people are buried in a Kittel

  • Shofar
  1.  You are supposed to hear 100 Shofar blasts, but if you can’t you at least have to hear 30 blasts
  2.  If you hear an echo of a shofar blast it doesn’t count
  3.  You are supposed to stand for the shofar blowing
  4.  You can’t talk from the first shofar blow until the last shofar blow.
  5.  What do you do if you use the restroom and come out during the shofar blows, can you say asher yozar? Yes
  6.  If Rosh Hashana is on shabbos can you blow the shofar? No because you might forget that it is shabbos and on shabbos you can’t carry

  •  Rosh Hashana Afternoon

  1.  On Rosh Hashana Afternoon you should feel happy that Hashem accepted your tefila.
  2.  It’s a custom not to sleep on Rosh Hashana Afternoon because should be scared that you are being judged.

  •  Tashalich
  1.  Why do we go to a river for Tashalich? There is a custom that we would crown our king by the river and so we are asking Hashem that even though we sinned we still want you as our king.
  2.  We do Tashlich after mincha on the 1st day of Rosh Hashana