Although Rosh HaShanah reminds us of God’s creation, the holiday also invites us to come together in community and to envision our legacy as co-creators.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” our Torah begins, so many ask: How could God have created the world in seven days? What about the dinosaurs and evolution? Don’t we believe in that?
The High Holidays invite us to initiate both personal and communal change. During the ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we reflect on our own choices as well as the actions of our broader community.
When Rosh HaShanah occurs within close proximity to the Shabbat that precedes it, as it does this year, Selichot is observed a week early.