Temple Sholom

300 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
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Rosh Hashanah Vocabulary

L'shanah tovah - Literally, "for a good year". Generally, "Happy New Year" 

"L'shanah tovah tikatev v'taihatem" "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year." 
(or to women, "L'shanah tovah tikatevi v'taihatemi") 

Tashlich – literally "casting off". Ritual of emptying pockets of breadcrumbs into a river to cast away sins. 

Teshuvah – Literally "turning", repenting, asking for forgiveness, acknowledging our wrongdoings. 

Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year 

Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the Jewish year. 

Yamim Nora’im – "Days of Awe", or High Holy Days. Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur. 

Yom Teru’ah - the Day of the Shofar, another name for Rosh Hashana 

Yom Hazikaron - the Day of Remembrance, another name for Rosh Hashana