The High Holiday season includes Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year (Sept. 20-22); Yom Kippur, the most solemn and sacred day on the Hebrew calendar (Sept. 29-30); Sukkot, an agriculture-based festival (Oct. 4-11); Shemini Atzeret, which includes the prayer for rain (Oct. 11-12); and Simchat Torah, which marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings (Oct. 12-13).

Here’s our complete guide to the season, including articles on spirituality, Rosh Hashanah recipes and more holiday features.

High Holidays 101: A concise guide to the season with a reason

Vegetarian Brisket

Vegetarian Brisket (Shannon Sarna)


How Jews Around the World Break the Yom Kippur Fast

Recipes of Love Among the Generations

Recipes: Feast Fit for a Festival

Recipe: Vegetarian Brisket

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Easy-to-Prepare Holiday Menu Rich with Flavor and Color

Rosh Hashanah Recipe: Pomegranate and Honey Glazed Chicken

Rosh Hashanah Recipe: Apple and Honey Pie Pops

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Rosh Hashanah greeting card

Rosh Hashanah greeting card by Williamsburg Art Company, N.Y., circa 1910 (Courtesy Flickr)


Mobile Sukkah Visits The Charmery and Other Hot Spots

When a Major Jewish Holiday Clashes With a Major Family Wedding

Lincoln’s Grief, Scrooge’s Journey and More Reads for Yom Kippur

Getting an Early Jump on Rosh Hashanah

In The Spirit of the Season

Feet on the Ground, But Gazing Skyward

Chicken Soup for the Yom Tov

A Talmudic Wrinkle in Time

5 New Kids’ Books for the High Holidays

Hug a Chicken and 4 Other Twists on Traditional High Holidays Rituals

This Factory Makes Thousands of Shofars Each Year


Tallit and tefillin

Tallit and tefillin (Photo by orenhayon, Flickr)


Spending Yom Kippur in a Beer Garden

Thousands Attend Rosh Hashanah Under The Stars

Why Some Rabbis Used Their High Holiday Sermons to Bash Trump – and Others Demurred

How Houston’s Synagogues are Handling the High Holidays After Harvey

Finding Your Inner Voice

These Christians Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Watch Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg’s Erev Rosh Hashanah 5778 sermon:


Apologies and Non-Apologies in the Year of Our Trump 5777

Top 10 Moments That Mattered to Jews in 5777

11 Inspiring Jews Who Died in 5777


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