Holiday Prep: Elul & Rosh Hashanah
Many of you will be spending the month of Elul preparing yourselves spiritually, practically, and intellectually for the upcoming new year. Sefaria is here to help with a variety of texts, sheets, and other resources for you to explore.
Blotting out Sin or Elevating Sin: The Rav on Repentance — by Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky
Humility Matters: The Rosh Hashana Haftarah — by Olivia Friedman
The Book of Life in a Digital Age — by Rabbi Laura Rappaport
The Shofar: Who do we blow for? — by Rabbi Brian Michaelson
Moving Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on Forgiveness —by Sara Wolkenfeld
Two Types of Repentance — by Rabbi Nelly Altenburger
Visions of Repentance in the Rosh Hashanah Liturgy — by Joshua Kulp with the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem
Popular Sources & Texts
Learn from some of the most popular High Holiday sources and passages in the Sefaria library by browsing the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Teshuvah tags in Topics. Here are a few of the most cited sources by Sefaria users:
The three most cited sources on Teshuvah come from Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance. Learn it now in the Halakhah library, in Hebrew and English!
And a bonus text from our Philosophy Library: the Seventh Treaty on Repentance in Bahya Ibn Pekuda’s 11th-century Duties of the Heart.
Rosh Hashanah Readings
Torah reading (first day): Genesis 21:1-34
First day Haftarah (first day): 1 Samuel 1:1-28
Second day Torah reading (second day): Genesis 22:1-24
Second day Haftarah (second day): Jeremiah 31:1-19
Maftir (both days): Numbers 29:1-6
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