Shofar
Hebrew Terms
Rosh Hashanah Customs
Rosh Hashanah Facts
Rosh Hashanah Odds & Ends

100

The animal from which we get the shofar.
What is a ram

100

The literal meaning of the words Rosh Hashanah.

What is Head of the Year?

100

Something we eat to symbolize a sweet year.
What are apples and honey

100

The number of days that we celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

What is two

100

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the birthday of what.

What is the world?

200

The day on which we are NOT allowed to blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanah.
What is Shabbat

200

The Hebrew greeting we say to one another on Rosh Hashanah.

What is Shanah Tovah

200

What we send to friends and relatives on Rosh Hashanah.
What is New Year's cards

200

The color of the Torah covers on Rosh Hashanah.

What is white

200

The Torah reading on the first day of Rosh Hashanah is about the birth of ________.

Who is Isaac?

300

The name of one long blast on the shofar.
What is Tekia

300

The name of the Hebrew month in which Rosh Hashanah falls.

What is Tishrei

300

Something special about the challah on Rosh Hashanah.
What is that it is round

300

The number of days from Rosh Hashanah until Yom Kippur.
What is ten

300

Name any three Hebrew months.

What are Tishrei, Heshvan, Tevet, Kislev, Shevat, Adar, Nisan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul?

400

The name of three short blasts on the shofar.
What is Shevarim

400

The meaning of the word Teshuvah.

What is repentance OR to turn

400

The ceremony in which we symbolically throw away our sins.
What is Tashlich

400

What we call the special prayer book used on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

What is the Machzor

400

It is the minor fast day that occurs right after Rosh Hashanah.

What is Tzom Gedalia (the fast of Gedalia)?

500

The name of nine short blasts on the shofar.
What is Teruah

500

Another Hebrew name for Rosh Hashanah.
What is Yom HaZikaron (Day of Remembrance), Yom Teruah (Day of sounding of the shofar) OR Yom HaDin (Day of Judgment)

500

The name of the special service held at midnight the Saturday before Rosh Hashanah.
What is Selichot

500

Rosh Hashanah will begin this Hebrew year.

What is 5780?

500

The Haftarah on the first day of Rosh Hashanah is about this woman who prays to God for a child.

Who is Hannah?