"Binding." The story in Genesis of the near-sacrifice of Isaac, Abraham’s son, which is read on Rosh HaShanah.
"Our Father, Our King"/"Our Parent, Our Ruler" A prayer (and song) chanted during the High Holiday period. Describes two simultaneous ways in which people might relate to God: the intimate relationship of a parent and the powerful awe of a ruler.
"Secular part of the occasion;" during Passover and Sukkot, the intermediate days of the festival.
The Hebrew month preceding Rosh HaShanah during which one engages in self-reflection and evaluation in preparation for the High Holidays. Traditionally, the shofar is blown each day during the month.
"Citron." Lemon-like fruit used in Sukkot rituals.
"encircle, round off, circle around, orbit;" procession of worshippers carrying Torah scrolls that circles the sanctuary; plural hakafot.
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
"May you be inscribed [in the Book of Life] for a good year" is a greeting offered on Rosh HaShanah.
A date palm frond with myrtle and willow sprigs attached; used in Sukkot rituals.
"Cycle;" High Holiday prayerbook; plural: machzorim.