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1st Day of Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashana Evening Meal $
~ Shacharit- Ark Openings ~
Repetition of the Amidah The one opening the Ark becomes an emissary, together with the cantor, for the congregation in their prayers and supplication to G‑d. In a sense he is opening the gateway to allow our prayers to ascend toward Heaven, while allowing the blessings of Al-mighty G‑d to descend upon us. In this opening the cantor seeks permission and justification for interrupting the core repetition of the Amida with piyutim (poems) authored and based on the tradition of our wise and discerning teachers . $
You are our G‑d This stirring piyut (poem) speaks of the power and sovereignty of G‑d. It reiterates the theme that the Days of Awe is dedicated to proclaiming G‑d as the true king. One who opens the Ark is crowning the Al-mighty with this prayer. This honor makes you a guardian of the Royal Crown. $
The L-rd is, was, & will be King forever and ever This stirring piyut (poem) speaks of how the Jews & angels on high proclaim The L-rd's Kingship. It reiterates the theme that the Days of Awe is dedicated to proclaiming G‑d as the true king. One who opens the Ark is crowning the Al-mighty with this prayer. This honor makes you a guardian of the Royal Crown. $
To the G‑d Who Arranges Judgment Being that we all praise G‑d today, we now specify the praises due Him in this prose. The importance of this prayer; being that it is also the introduction to Kedusha – mandates that we stand during its recitation. This honor allows for G‑d's "arrangement" of merciful judgment upon you. $
Our Father, our King This prayer was, at its core, composed by R' Akiva which brought the end to a drought. This formula became a feature of our prayers during fasts and at other times of need. Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur are such times. This honor affords one fulfillment of all requests and petitions. $
~Torah Reading Honors~
Opening of the Ark and Removal of Both Sifrei Torah Torah Kabala reveals that the opening of the Ark and removal of the Sifrei Torah opens the treasure trove of blessings from on-High. This applies especially to one whose wife is pregnant, assuring an easy delivery. $

Reading of the Torah
It is customary to sell the privilege of being called to the Torah on the High Holy Days. Since it is considered meritorious to be called to the Torah, one should extend oneself to purchase an Aliyah if possible. The number of people called to the Torah on Rosh Hashana is five, with the addition of the Maftir (and its Haftorah).
On most festivals, the Torah reading is a selection on either the historical narrative of the day or the commandment related to its observance. The reading of the first day of Rosh Hashana, quite appropriately, describes how G‑d remembered that our matriarch Sarah was childless & blessed her with a son our patriarch Isaac. By reading this story we are - so to speak - reminding G‑d to make all child-barren women fruitful, just like He did 3,726 years ago for our matriarch Sarah. Each Aliyah purchased has a personal connection and benefit to the person who acquires it. By expending funds to receive an Aliyah, one is "elevated" (Aliyah) with, and in this special merit.

Kohen This Aliyah describes how our matriarch Sarah conceived & bore a son, our patriarch Isaac & was circumcised at eight days old. $
Levi This Aliyah describes Isaac being raised as a Jew, & Abraham being commanded to drive away Hagar & her son Ishmael. $
Shlishi This Aliyah describes how Abraham fulfilled the command of driving away Hagar & Ishmael. $
Revi'i Avimelech makes a peace treaty with Abraham to deal faithfully with his progeny. $
Chamishi Abraham reveals to Avimelech, that the Philistines are stealing his wells. $
Maftir (Sponsor Rabbi's Aliya) The Haftorah from Samuel 1 describes how G‑d blessed Chana with a son, the prophet Samuel. $
Hagbah: Raising of the Torah Scrolls (2X) When raising the Torah one "raises with it all the previous Aliyot" and receives reward for all the Aliyot rolled in one (Shulchan Aruch). $
Gelilah: Wrapping of the Torah Scrolls (2X HaKol holeich achar ha'chitum ("Everything goes according to the end")! Children may participate in this honor. As it is with the previous honor, you receive a measure of reward for all the Aliyot purchased heretofore. $
~ Mussaf- Ark Openings ~
Repetition of the Amidah The one opening the Ark becomes an emissary, together with the cantor, for the congregation in their prayers and supplication to G‑d. In a sense he is opening the gateway to allow our prayers to ascend toward Heaven, while allowing the blessings of Al-mighty G‑d to descend upon us. In this opening the cantor seeks permission and justification for interrupting the core repetition of the Amida with piyutim (poems) authored and based on the tradition of our wise and discerning teachers. $
Exalted King This stirring piyut (poem) describes the Greatness of G‑d, that even though he is so Exalted, He deals kindly His creations in judgment. $
Let Us Proclaim This prayer is considered to be the most stirring composition in the entire liturgy of the Days of Awe. Written by R' Amnon of Mainz, 1200 years ago. Click here to learn more $
He Holds in His Hand Having just proclaimed our total subordination to G‑d, upon Whom everything rests, we now describe His majesty: All knowing, All-powerful and All merciful. Imagine G‑d's mercy and favor enveloping you when opening the Ark at this time. $
It is Incumbent upon us to Praise With this familiar prayer we acknowledge G‑d's kingship over the entire Universe. Joshua composed Aleinu after crossing the Jordan River into Israel (Rokeach, Kol Bo, Rav Hai Gaon). The Bach explains that Aleinu was added to implant faith in G‑d, King of all kings. It is at this time that we prostrate ourselves in utter subjugation to Him as they did in the Temple of old. $
On this Day Strengthen Us This final Ark opening of the daytime prayer, assuredly contains within it all the previous Ark openings of the day's lengthy service. As stated by our Sages: "Everything follows the seal (the end)." This honor, no doubt, will "strengthen you" in the coming year. $
Rosh Hashanah Day Meal $
 
2nd Day of Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashana Evening Meal $
~ Shacharit- Ark Openings ~
Repetition of the Amidah The one opening the Ark becomes an emissary, together with the cantor, for the congregation in their prayers and supplication to G‑d. In a sense he is opening the gateway to allow our prayers to ascend toward Heaven, while allowing the blessings of Al-mighty G‑d to descend upon us. In this opening the cantor seeks permission and justification for interrupting the core repetition of the Amida with piyutim (poems) authored and based on the tradition of our wise and discerning teachers . $
I have Been Sent as An Emissary of the Congregation In this passage the chazzan - so to speak - reminds G‑d that he is a mere messenger of the congregation to lead them in prayer, & is beseeching G‑d to help complete his task. $
The L-rd is, was, & will be King forever and ever This stirring piyut (poem) speaks of how the Jews & angels on high proclaim The L-rd's Kingship. It reiterates the theme that the Days of Awe is dedicated to proclaiming G‑d as the true king. One who opens the Ark is crowning the Al-mighty with this prayer. This honor makes you a guardian of the Royal Crown. $
To the G‑d Who Arranges Judgment Being that we all praise G‑d today, we now specify the praises due Him in this prose. The importance of this prayer; being that it is also the introduction to Kedusha – mandates that we stand during its recitation. This honor allows for G‑d's "arrangement" of merciful judgment upon you. $
Our Father, our King This prayer was, at its core, composed by R' Akiva which brought the end to a drought. This formula became a feature of our prayers during fasts and at other times of need. Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur are such times. This honor affords one fulfillment of all requests and petitions. $
~Torah Reading Honors~
Opening of the Ark and Removal of Both Sifrei Torah Torah Kabala reveals that the opening of the Ark and removal of the Sifrei Torah opens the treasure trove of blessings from on-High. This applies especially to one whose wife is pregnant, assuring an easy delivery. $

Reading of the Torah
It is customary to sell the privilege of being called to the Torah on the High Holy Days. Since it is considered meritorious to be called to the Torah, one should extend oneself to purchase an Aliyah if possible. The number of people called to the Torah on Rosh Hashana is five, with the addition of the Maftir (and its Haftorah).
On most festivals, the Torah reading is a selection on either the historical narrative of the day or the commandment related to its observance. The reading of the second day of Rosh Hashana, quite appropriately, describes how G‑d commanded our patriarch Abraham to sacrifice his son, our patriarch Issac. On Rosh Hashana we hereby try to invoke this great merit, to help us on the 'Day of Great Judgment', though reading about it. Each Aliyah purchased has a personal connection and benefit to the person who acquires it. By expending funds to receive an Aliyah, one is "elevated" (Aliyah) with, and in this special merit.

Kohen This Aliyah describes how G‑d commanded Abraham to bring up Isaac as a sacrifice. $
Levi This Aliyah describes how on the third day of travel, Abraham was able to already view the place from afar. $
Shlishi This Aliyah describes how Abraham readies Isaac to be sacrificed, & at the last moment is withheld from doing so. $
Revi'i In this Aliyah there are more Blessings for Abraham & Isaac for their sacrifice. $
Chamishi In this Aliyah it is mentioned about the birth of our matriarch Rebekah. $
Maftir (Sponsor Rabbi's Aliya) This Haftorah from Jeremiah describes G‑d's Great Love for the Jews, & promises our matriarch Rachel that He'll redeem us, because of her sacrifice to be buried outside of Israel, so the Jews can always have a place to pray upon, even in exile. $
Hagbah: Raising of the Torah Scrolls (2X) When raising the Torah one "raises with it all the previous Aliyot" and receives reward for all the Aliyot rolled in one (Shulchan Aruch). $
Gelilah: Wrapping of the Torah Scrolls (2X HaKol holeich achar ha'chitum ("Everything goes according to the end")! Children may participate in this honor. As it is with the previous honor, you receive a measure of reward for all the Aliyot purchased heretofore. $
~ Mussaf- Ark Openings ~
Repetition of the Amidah The one opening the Ark becomes an emissary, together with the cantor, for the congregation in their prayers and supplication to G‑d. In a sense he is opening the gateway to allow our prayers to ascend toward Heaven, while allowing the blessings of Al-mighty G‑d to descend upon us. In this opening the cantor seeks permission and justification for interrupting the core repetition of the Amida with piyutim (poems) authored and based on the tradition of our wise and discerning teachers. $
Exalted King This stirring piyut (poem) describes the Greatness of G‑d, that even though he is so Exalted, He deals kindly His creations in judgment. $
Let Us Proclaim This prayer is considered to be the most stirring composition in the entire liturgy of the Days of Awe. Written by R' Amnon of Mainz, 1200 years ago. Click here to learn more $
He Holds in His Hand Having just proclaimed our total subordination to G‑d, upon Whom everything rests, we now describe His majesty: All knowing, All-powerful and All merciful. Imagine G‑d's mercy and favor enveloping you when opening the Ark at this time. $
It is Incumbent upon us to Praise With this familiar prayer we acknowledge G‑d's kingship over the entire Universe. Joshua composed Aleinu after crossing the Jordan River into Israel (Rokeach, Kol Bo, Rav Hai Gaon). The Bach explains that Aleinu was added to implant faith in G‑d, King of all kings. It is at this time that we prostrate ourselves in utter subjugation to Him as they did in the Temple of old. $
On this Day Strengthen Us This final Ark opening of the daytime prayer, assuredly contains within it all the previous Ark openings of the day's lengthy service. As stated by our Sages: "Everything follows the seal (the end)." This honor, no doubt, will "strengthen you" in the coming year. $
Rosh Hashanah Day Meal $

 

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